Limited Edition 1199 Ducati Panigale As A Tribute To F1 Pilot Ayrton Senna

DucatiSenna1DucatiSenna2DucatiSenna3To honor Ayrton Senna da Silva (1960-1994), the legendary Brazilian Formula One racing driver who won three world championships before being killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix, Ducati is launching the special edition Senna 1199 Panigale S. Production will begin mid 2014 to mark 20 years since Senna’s death. Only 161 motorcycles will be produced – the number of races Senna participated in F1 – and they will all be sold in Brazil and are going to feature a Senna-inspired color scheme.

11 Responses to “Limited Edition 1199 Ducati Panigale As A Tribute To F1 Pilot Ayrton Senna”

  1. 1 Rodent Oct 23rd, 2013 at 8:47 am

    So why tell us if they are only for Brazil and not the rest of the Ducati market?

  2. 2 P. Hamilton Oct 23rd, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Because Ayrton Senna was Brazilian, because he is a “god” in his native country, because the USA has very little interest in Formula 1 racing.

  3. 3 Rodent Oct 23rd, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Go see the film “Rush” and you’ll see interest in formula one.

  4. 4 Derik Oct 23rd, 2013 at 10:12 am

    The image shows two distinct models, but there is info for only one. Is there more info?

    Any limited Ducati is of interest to me and thanks for posting it.

  5. 5 SCAMeron Oct 23rd, 2013 at 11:44 am

    The one the background is the 1995 916 Senna.

  6. 6 James just another Crazy Kiwi Oct 23rd, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    The Film Rush is out there, I never knew just how on the edge he was.
    Formula one is big around the world.
    They have lost some truly brilliant racers over the years.
    Jim Clark was my hero as a kid.
    Nice tribute

  7. 7 Terence Tory Oct 23rd, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    James just another Crazy Kiwi,The Rush movie is a story,and in no way based on history.Mario Andretti was the F1 driving man of the time and gets little mention in the film.It’s a strange coincidence that the son of the guy that helped drag out a toasty Niki Lauda from his crumpled Ferrari died in a flaming Porsche with some rich kid at the wheel at a drive day on a racetrack down in Australia a few weeks ago.

    Cyril,Senna did not die in an “accident”.it was compounded stupidity and engineering ineptitude.A steering column cut and shut,and badly welded up by a monkey in the dead of night broke:end of story.The “edge” that Senna was on was metal fatigue and bad race craft.

    I saw Senna drive F1 Williams Honda Turbos back in the day,its not just a random keyburst from Mr.Tory here.

    I can’t see any link with this pricey Ducati with Senna’s life or career.A James Dean Honda Civic or a Percy Dovetonsils Road King anyone?

  8. 8 Snooz button Oct 23rd, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Terence, your right, it was the car and the track, the day before Senna crashed, the driver of the Mtv car was killed while qualifying. Sennas team had a new computerized suspension early in the season, F1 banned the new suspension because the bitch who drove the Ferrari cried about it. The turn in which Senna crashed was a VERY fast left turn. If you’ve seen the footage his car didn’t hold. It was a sad day. Senna was my favorite driver for years.

  9. 9 Terence Tory Oct 23rd, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I saw the crash live.I didn’t matter about having a driven driver,low tire pressures,techno suspension and a super-fast corner.When a steering column breaks a race car is just an unguided projectile.It was the incompetent and virtually criminally modified steering column that caused the fatal crash.All the other details are almost irrevelant.

    The fact that Senna talked to his God and was one weird dude meant he thought his life depended on winning.Kinda did in the end.

  10. 10 Fredp Oct 23rd, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    100 models going to Brazil. Believe me, some of those will come to the USA. It is all about the money!

  11. 11 BC in SoCal Oct 28th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Find a copy of the 60s film Grand Prix , although it’s kind of AnnLanders on wheels, there are plenty of great racing scenes and interplay with the top drivers (many of whom are now dead) of that period. Great F1 racing stuff! Far different from roundy roundly redneck racin’ so popular on TV now.

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