Ex-Ayrton Senna,1981 DAP  Kart Ex-Ayrton Senna
Lot 302
1981 DAP Kart Ex-Ayrton Senna
Sold for €57,500 (US$ 63,330) inc. premium

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Ex-Ayrton Senna
1981 DAP Kart Ex-Ayrton Senna
Châssis n° DAP BH 33

Comme beaucoup de grands pilotes de F1 de la période récente, le regretté Ayrton Senna commença sa carrière au volant de karts. Le triple Champion du Monde et un des plus grands pilotes de tous les temps, Senna a piloté ce DAP lors de sa dernière course dans cette discipline, le Championnat du Monde à Parme, en Italie, en 1981. Il avait déjà débuté en Formule Ford 1600 et allait s'y consacrer pendant tout le reste de la saison.

Le kart était neuf et préparé en fonction des préférences de Senna avant la course de Parme et l'engin fut immédiatement acheté après par l'actuel propriétaire auprès d'Angelo Parilla (de chez DAP) le 20 septembre 1981. Harm Schuurmann, qui courait à l'époque aux côtés de Senna dans la même équipe et qui était un ami de longue date du propriétaire actuel, était présent lors de cette transaction (voir la note manuscrite et la liste des résultats dans le dossier).

Le kart fut acquis sans moteur, mais un moteur identique à celui de Senna a été monté. Présenté dans un état « comme neuf » car il n'a été utilisé que deux heures au maximum, c'est une superbe occasion d'acquérir un morceau de la légende de Senna. Une copie de l'ouvrage « 50 Ans de Karting » dans lequel figurent Ayrton Senna et son kart DAP fait partie du lot.

Ex-Ayrton Senna
1981 DAP Kart
Chassis no. DAP BH 33

Like many successful racing drivers of recent times, the late Ayrton Senna began his competitive career driving karts. A three-time F1 World Champion and one of the world's greatest ever racing drivers, Senna drove this particular DAP in his last outing in a kart race: the World Championship event in Parma, Italy in 1981. He was already participating in Formula Ford 1600 racing and would devote himself to that for the rest of the season.

The kart was new and prepared to Senna's preferences before the Parma race, and immediately after was purchased by the present owner from de Angelo Parilla (of DAP) on 20th September 1981. Harm Schuurmann, competing with Senna at the time in the same team and a longtime friend of the current owner, was present at the deal (see handwritten note and results list on file).

The kart was purchased without the engine; however, an identical engine as used by Senna has been installed. Presented in 'as new' condition, having been used for a maximum of two hours since, it represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a piece of the Ayrton Senna legend. A copy of the book '50 Ans de Karting', which features both Ayrton Senna and this DAP kart, is included in the sale.


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