Cars and career of Senna to be celebrated at Donington

| 8 Mar 2013

Some of the most significant cars from Ayrton Senna’s career will be on show and out on track at this year’s Donington Historic Festival from 3-5 May.

The open-wheelers cover Senna’s career from rising star to international legend and begin with the Ralt RT3.

Senna took that machine to victory in the final round of the 1982 Formula 3 season, after earning the drive by winning 1982’s British and European F2000 Championship.

By 1983 the Brazilian had taken the F3 title and earned himself a session testing Keke Rosberg’s Monaco GP-winning Williams-Cosworth.

Now a star feature of the Donington collection FW08C will be on display at the festival and will be joined by Senna’s first F1 car – the 1984 Toleman TG-184-02 Hart turbo.

Completing the quartet of circuit cars is the1986 JPS Lotus Renault Turbo that the triple-World Champion famously battled from eighth to victory at the ’86 US GP, a race in which the lead changed six times.

Also on show will be two rally cars – an MG Metro 6R4 and a Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, the latter forming part of the live rally demonstration on the Melbourne Loop.

The pair were among the cars that Senna famously test drove in a Welsh forest in 1986.

The wet-weather master’s vehicles will join some 400 other vehicles at Donington spanning seven decades of racing and rallying.

Discounted advanced tickets can be bought via the event’s website.