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"Road to London for Sic" ends in Silverstone

"Road to London for Sic" ends in Silverstone

The journey in honour of Marco Simoncelli ended yesterday, with the delivery of the late Italian rider’s helmet on stage at the Riders for Health event at the Silverstone circuit.

British fans gave an emotional and rapturous reception to the 14 vintage Vespas that that left Morciano, Italy, on Friday the 8th June to complete the trip to the British Grand Prix. They subsequently brought to auction his helmet, a shirt commemorating the “Road to London for Sic”, and a framed photograph. The helmet fetched 2,000GBP, while the total sum was 3,300GBP, which will be evenly split between Riders for Health and the Marco Simoncelli Foundation.

The “Road to London for Sic” ended after 1,958 miles, performed in six stages, in honour of the late Marco Simoncelli. The group from the Morciano Vespa Club began their trip seven days ago with the purpose of carrying a replica Simoncelli helmet he had given his father Paolo to England, to be auctioned on the day the Day of Champions and to help the foundation that bears his name.

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MotoGP, 2012, HERTZ BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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