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The only driver that Senna ever feared

Lorenzo Patrese is only aged 12, but he is doing a fine job in the junior karting rounds, and many have expected him to match the feats of his famous father.

Last weekend in Adria, the father and son met up with one of Riccardo’s most fierce rivals from his own karting days, none other than the great Terry Fullerton.

Racing enthusiasts will recall that the British racer and 1973 world karting champion was once described by Ayrton Senna as the driver he had the most satisfaction racing against.

The two men were in the same team in the Italian factory DAP squad in 1980.

When it comes to Terry Fullerton, Riccardo Patrese still has some fond memories to share.

“I knew Terry very well, I raced against him for many years,” the former F1 driver said.

“He was world karting champion in 1973 and I beat him at Estoril in 1974 to win the championship. When Ayrton said that Terry was the strongest driver he raced against that made me proud because I raced against him and beat him. Ayrton was right that Terry was a fantastic driver.”

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