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AUTOSPORT International to pay tribute to Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna, Lotus, Monaco 1987The 2012 AUTOSPORT International show will pay tribute to Ayrton Senna with a special exhibition of racing cars from the three-time world champion's career.

The event will feature a 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as used by Senna on the way to his maiden Formula 1 title, the McLaren MP4/8 he took to a famous victory in the 1993 European Grand Prix at Donington Park, a Toleman TG183B from his rookie year in 1984, and his 1987 Monaco GP winning Lotus 99T.

Machinery from Senna's pre-F1 career will also feature, with a 1982 Formula Ford 2000 and a 1980 DAP/Parilla kart on display alongside the grand prix cars.

AUTOSPORT International director Ian France said: "Ayrton Senna is a motorsport icon. Following the success of the documentary film released about him earlier this year, it seemed appropriate to honour the man held close in the hearts of so many racing fans.

"With such a fantastic array of vehicles from his racing roots to the height of his Formula 1 career, the display will be a special experience for motorsport fans."

AUTOSPORT International 2012 takes places at Birmingham's NEC from 12-15 January, with the final two days open to the general public.

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