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Dakar Solidario review 2006 project

Dakar Solidario review 2006 project

The Dakar Solidario foundation, run by Doctor Xavier Mir and Dakar rally driver Nani Roma, yesterday held a presentation to review their 2006 humanitarian aid project.

The Dakar Solidario foundation, run by Doctor Xavier Mir and Dakar rally driver Nani Roma, yesterday held a presentation to review their 2006 humanitarian aid project.

One of the main objectives is to raise money to provide African medical centres with adequate facilities and equipment, and to aid the combating of serious illnesses such as malaria in the continent. The Rally Dakar transports apparatus to many areas where the event takes place.

Doctor Mir –familiar to many MotoGP riders through his role as the head of microsurgery at the Clinica Dexeus in Barcelona- explained that "the race allows us to cross borders and move from one country to another without the bureaucratic and administrative problems that are typically presented in Africa."

Roma also explained his satisfaction with the project, stating that "You realise that you help a lot of people with very little, and make them happy." He also expressed his thanks to all the riders who attended the presentation.

"All the MotoGP riders here donated a lot of gifts to us in order to help us raise money. We have a lot of collaboration with them at the moment, and there are a great deal of things that we can take to Africa next year. What we need now is the finances to transport the tonnes of medical material."

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA

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