Ayrton Senna

Unfortunately it has been 19 years since the fatful Imola Grand Prix weekend in which Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna both lost their lives. Senna is certainly one of my idols event though I was born a few years after he passed. Not many people know that Ayrton put his name to bikes, so this post isn’t completely irrelevant. The Senna bike range made by Carraro were launched on the 28th of April, 3 days before his death.

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The Mountain Bike of the Senna Range

There were 4 models of bikes offered

The 330, a leisure bike for women

The 440, a budget MTB with less sophisticated components.

The 550, a modern MTB with good components and full suspension  ideal for downhill.

The 770, an all out racing MTB top of the line components, full suspension and modern frame, built for pro racers.

A part of the profit from the bikes went to the Senna Foundation in Brasil.

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Senna Mountain bike, Pic from eBay seller

If you wan’t to buy the bike pictured above it is for sale on eBay for £1,375, It is brand new though.

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19 years, senna would be 53 now.

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We must not forget Ratzenberger, He lost his life the day before Senna.

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