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Ayrton Senna's helmet and racing suit goes under the hammer

February 19, 2012 - Washington

Ayrton Senna's helmet along with one of his racing suits, are being put up for auction in the Race Retro Sale taking place during the annual Silverstone Auction in the UK this month.

The particular helmet is Senna's full-face Shoei, worn during his world title-winning time at McLaren in 1991.

It bears the signature of the late racing driver and is expected to sell for more than 66,000 dollars, Fox News reported.

It wears the colours of the Brazilian flag coupled with Nacional, Marlboro, Boss, and Honda branding, and is supported by a McLaren International authentication certificate having been purchased by the vendor directly from McLaren boss Ron Dennis.

Fans of the three-time F1 champ who miss out on the helmet won't be disappointed as a used race suit, also dating from the 1991 world championship winning season, is also going under the hammer.

The suit, estimated at more than 31,000 dollars, has full branding from Nacional, Marlboro, Boss, TAG Heuer, Goodyear, Shell, Courtaulds, and Honda. It also has Senna's name embroidered on the belt along with the Brazilian flag.

The auction will take place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry in the UK, on February 25.


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