Monday | 24 Nov 2014

Ogier on two wheels!

Double world champion Sébastien Ogier has a special reason to remember his hero Ayrton Senna after receiving a limited edition Ducati motorcycle built in honour of the Formula 1 legend.

Ogier was presented with a Ducati 1199 Panigale S Senna during a visit to the company’s plant near Bologna in Italy in recognition of his WRC success. Ducati is a subsidiary of Ogier’s Volkswagen team.

Only 161 bikes were built, signifying the number of Grands Prix raced by Senna before his death in 1994. They carry a special livery chosen by the Brazilian during a visit to the Ducati factory only a few weeks before his last race at Imola.

“In my eyes, Senna is the greatest motorsport hero of all time. He’s my idol,” said Ogier, who received the key to the bike at Volkswagen’s end of season celebration in Wolfsburg at the weekend.

Ogier was joined by team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen during a show event in the city in which the trio displayed their skills in a Polo R WRC.

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