MotoGP mosaic up for sale

Wednesday, 11 August 2004

MotoGP mosaic up for sale

A unique MotoGP mosaic, which was constructed at Donington Park on the annual Day of Champions and built up over the course of the weekend by members of the public, is now up for sale in aid of Riders for Health. MotoGP fans paid £1 per section to help build the special mosaic, which pictures the start of the race at the Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia in June and features 30,000 tiles.

So far the mosaic, which was made by French glass company Opiocolor, has raised £270 for Riders for Health but is sure to fetch much more as it is offered to the public. Measuring 5x3 metres and constructed entirely from 2x2cm authentically crafted tiles, the unique piece is rich in colours and light, with each tile having been carefully made using Opiocolor's authentic craftsman's manufacturing techniques, and is sure to make its mark wherever it goes.

Former Grand Prix star Randy Mamola, co-founder of Riders for Health, added the final piece to the mosaic at Donington Park's exhibition centre on Saturday afternoon before the Cinzano British Grand Prix.

"The mosaic is really impressive – the quality of the picture is just astounding," said Mamola. "It is a unique piece and of course it is for a great cause. The response from the fans to Riders for Health at Donington was incredible this year and I'm sure we will get a good bid to mark a historic occasion."

Meanwhile, Riders for Health are currently auctioning two paddock passes for the Gauloises Grand Prix Ceske Republiky. You can bid for the passes now at http://www.riders.org/2003/auctions. To find out more about buying the mosaic or to arrange a viewing please contact ekent@riders.org
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