Ayrton Senna 1979 & 1980 Karting Full-Size 1:1 Replica Helmet

The 1979 World Go-Kart Championship, which took place at the Estoril track in Portugal, was decided on September 23, after a tie for first place in the standings. Dutch Peter Koene, Ayrton Senna’s teammate at DAP, ended up with the title, while the Brazilian became the runner-up.

According to the Brazilian team, if both drivers had the same amount of points in the end, the deciding factor was going to be the head-to-head comparison between both drivers in the last heat of the final round, which Senna had won with a comfortable lead.

The first heat had been won by another Dutch, Peter De Brujin, who was Senna’s main rival in the competition. Ayrton took the lead after starting in eighth place, but he finished the race in fifth due to engine issues.

In 1980, Senna was invited by Van Diemen to race in England.  He was not required to organize sponsors, even though it is generally a requirement for most drivers. Pressured by his parents, who were against the idea, he declined and competed in another karting season.


This product also comes with a Free Helmet bag backpack, with a zipped side pocket.

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