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Terry Fullerton: “You're not really prepared to come second and you're not prepared to come second best.”

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UncleSam

January 29, 2012 3:44 PM

Senna may have viewed Fullerton as his greatest rival, but the driver he credited as being the best driver in the world, that he raced against at any level, was "Mike Wilson, the best kart racer I ever saw." Wilson won the World Kart Championship a record six times between 1981 and 1989 and Senna raced against him in karts, losing to Wilson many more times than he beat him. Wilson had plenty of memorable battles with Senna. "We had a lot of fights together on the track, and a few arguments after races as well," Wilson admits. "He beat me in maybe two or three races, but in the world championship I always managed to arrive before he did." It is a shame that Wilson's accomplishments are virtually unknown, as he is a true racing hero and legend.

Simon Stiel - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 10:10 AM

Thanks for the compliment racer13.

To answer UncleSam, I agree about Mike Wilson. He's quoted in the recently republished Memories of Ayrton Senna book by Christopher Hilton.

Type in Google: "Gordon Kirby Mike Wilson" and you'll find an interview that Kirby did with him.

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