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Jan 21

SportsCars: Zanardi Returns, Will Run Blancpain Sprint Series

Newly announced BMW Works Driver Alessandro Zanardi (IT) with the BMW Z4. (Photo: BMW Motorsport)

Newly announced BMW Works driver Alex Zanardi stands with his BMW Z4. (Photo: BMW Motorsport)

Following months of rumors and speculation, BMW Motorsport made it official Tuesday, confirming that Alex Zanardi will make his racing return in 2014, driving a BMW Z4 GT3 in the newly named Blancpain Sprint Series (formerly FIA GT Series).

The 47-year-old former open-wheel star will rejoin the the Roberto Ravaglia-led squad, which he drove for in his first comeback to racing in the European and World Touring Car Championships from 2003-09, when the Italian claimed four victories at the wheel of a BMW 320i.

Dec 13

VIDEO: BMW Destroyed In Huge Crash At Zandvoort

Rob ten Herkel and his passenger escaped serious injuries when their BMW 130i violently crashed at Circuit Park Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands.

Herkel was giving a family member a ride of a lifetime around the 2.676-mile circuit when the car veered off the track and slammed the inside wall. The car rolled several times before landing right side up in the gravel trap.