Riders for Health set to benefit from record crowds at Donington

Friday, 4 July 2003

Riders for Health set to benefit from record crowds at Donington

Interest in the Cinzano British Grand Prix has rocketed this year after an explosive start to the season which has seen three different race winners and a multitude of riders and machinery on the podium. Donington Park have already announced soaring ticket sales of more than 40,000 for the event, which marks the halfway point in the MotoGP calendar, and are expecting to break all previous attendance records. Last year over 60,000 fans turned up on race day, bringing the weekend total to 93,595. That figure is set to be smashed on July 13th, in a country where the popularity of MotoGP is positively booming thanks to increased television coverage and the arrival of WSB heroes Colin Edwards and Troy Bayliss, former winner of the British Superbike series, to challenge the elite riders in the world.

The first beneficiaries of the huge interest in the event will be MotoGP charity Riders for Health, who hold their annual Day of Champions on Thursday 10th July. The event is open to all the public, who can enter the paddock for a small fee and wander freely amongst the motorhomes and hospitality units of their idols. A whole host of activities and games will be going on, including a pit-lane walk, stunt rider displays, all-day celebrity interviews, the traditional super-anorak quiz and a ride-in launched by Texan Tornado Edwards himself. Add to all this the unmissable auction, where riders sell race leathers, helmets, boots, gloves, team uniform and other exclusive memorabilia to the highest bidder, and this year´s Day of Champions promises to be one of the biggest and best ever.
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