An auction of two helmets commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ayrton Senna on Saturday raised £ 23,000 for educational programs of the Ayrton Senna Institute, which directly benefit each year two million children and young people throughout Brazil. The two pieces were purchased in the late San Jose Audi Polo Gold Cup in Indaiatuba (SP).

The businessman José Kalil, founder of the event in the interior, was ahead of the auction bids, organizing and mobilizing dozens of people.

The helmets, purchased for $ 10,000 and $ 13,000, were designed by Sid Mosca, who designed all the helmets used by Senna in his F1 career. The commemorative series, with 50 pieces, was the last signed by Sid, who died last year.

source: © Instituto Ayrton Senna