roland-ratzenbergerThis Monday coming up (30/4/12) and Tuesday (1/5/12) will be 18 years that Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna has past away from us, from the accidents at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994.

Ratzenberger crashed his Simtek at Villenunve in Qualifying and Senna crashed his Williams at Tumbrello in the race itself. Both would have been 52, if there still around today. So for this post remembering both Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger.

First for Roland a two minute YouTube footage from his BTCC days in Brands Hatch 1988, in his BMW M3 (the red car), battling against 1988 BTCC champion Frank Sytner, who also in a BMW M3 (the white car) with commentary from Murray Walker.

As for Senna, there is a good YouTube video below of the late three times world champion back in 1986 driving a few rally cars in Wales, which includes a Group B MG Metro 6R4 Rally car and Group A Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Rally car. Enjoy

The sport has change since their deaths, with the safety of both cars and tracks to improve safety. So never forget Ayrton and Roland, both are still missed throughout the world of motor-racing in general.