MotoGP stars pay tribute to F1 legend Niki Lauda

Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez join the tributes paid to late triple F1 champion Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda

HE MAY HAVE been a legend for his skills competing on four-wheels but Niki Lauda’s star and reputation transcended far beyond the reaches of Formula 1 and his passing away this week has subsequently prompted an outpouring of tributes across motor racing and beyond.

The Austrian passed away on Monday evening surrounded by his family.

F1 champion in 1975, 1977 and 1984, it was his comeback from life-threatening burns and injuries following an accident during the 1976 German Grand Prix that is often regarded as one of sport’s most heroic stories. Post-racing he’d prove an instrumental figure in Mercedes’ ongoing dominance in F1 having lured Lewis Hamilton from McLaren in 2013.

Moreover, the triple F1 world champion was known to be a big fan of motorcycle racing too and stars of two-wheels have been amongst those to pay homage to the Austrian.