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Rossi leathers fetch 60,000 euros at auction

Rossi leathers fetch 60,000 euros at auction

Rossi leathers fetch 60,000 euros at auction

As reported last month, Valentino Rossi's leathers worn at the 2006 Valencia Grand Prix were put up for grabs on internet auction site Ebay during December, with all proceeds going to the worthy cause of the Gaslini de Genova children's hospital in Italy. The suit and gloves fetched a fantastic 60,000 euros from Rossi sponsor Grupo Kerakoll, who in fact weren't the official winners of the auction…..

MotoGP fan Lorenzo Montaldo had placed the highest bid, some 24.330 euros. However, upon hearing of the Grupo Kerakoll's intention to raise the stakes by over double to help the needy children, he made the selfless donation in an admirable act.

Dainese will increase the total further by throwing in the 10,150 euros placed by an anonymous French bidder for Rossi's boots.

As the bids were opened, Rossi had declared "I hope that this can do a lot for the children at Gaslini. I have confidence in the generosity of whomever chooses to do good"

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MotoGP, 2007, Valentino Rossi

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