Oct 18

Sato humbled at unveiling of Borg-Warner Trophy likeness

An anxious Takuma Sato leaned in, but that wasn’t close enough.

Takuma SatoSo he knelt for an even better view of his sterling silver likeness on the 65-inch, 110-pound Borg-Warner Trophy when it was unveiled today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

“Wow,” said Sato, winner of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 28. “That’s fantastic!”

The 104th likeness on the trophy met with his approval.

Sato repeated what he had told sculptor William Behrends when examining a clay likeness during a visit to the artist’s workshop in Tryon, North Carolina: “He’s actually a better guy,” Sato said.

Behrends used the clay likeness in the sculpting process to create the sterling silver likeness It’s the 28th likeness Behrends has sculpted, starting with Arie Luyendyk in 1990.

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source:  Indycar.com