Fans enjoy Donington Day of Champions

Thursday, 21 June 2007

On the eve of the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix, MotoGP stars and British fans have come together today at Donington Park to celebrate a Day of Champions - raising money for Riders for Health.

On the eve of the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix, MotoGP stars and British fans have come together today at Donington Park to celebrate a Day of Champions - raising money for Riders for Health.

Although there have been one or two clouds in the sky above the famous Leicestershire venue ahead of the eighth round of the season, the notorious British weather has been relatively kind to the gathered masses as they soak up the paddock atmosphere and enjoy the various activities taking place.

Many fans were present from 10am at the gates of the English circuit, when the doors were opened and unique access was granted for a behind the scenes look at the world of MotoGP.

A considerable number of British fans were looking for 16 year-old English Repsol Honda youngster Bradley Smith's autograph, while Valentino Rossi's motorhome got plenty of attention. Several MotoGP riders left their teams' pit-boxes to greet the crowds and pose for photographs with the adoring public.

The day's activities have included laps of the track, a ‘Question of bikes' quiz, a performance by James Toseland's band Crash and displays by stunt riders on the start/finish straight – with a MotoGP auction for Riders for Health attended by all the regular premier class riders also scheduled to take place this afternoon.

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