2020 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction
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Jacket - 1990 Australian Grand Prix Jacket Signed by Ayrton Senna

$5,000

Sydney

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Legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna won three World Championships for McLaren before his untimely death in 1994 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time.  This 1990 Australian Formula One Grand Prix jacket was signed by Senna for the RAAF FA/18 pilot who took him up in a flypast at the 1990 Australian Formula One Grand Prix held at Adelaide, the final race of the season.  Senna had a special relationship with the South Australian city, ultimately winning there in both 1991 and 1993 and the Brazilian champ still holds a special place in Adelaide’s sporting history.  Although a Championship year, after claiming pole position Senna’s McLaren-Honda MP4/5B retired on the street circuit in 1990.  Signed on the sleeve, the jacket has never been worn.