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By motogp.com

Stoner auctions race-winning leathers for bushfire appeal

The MotoGP™ Legend is auctioning the leathers he wore whilst taking victory at the 2010 Aragon Grand Prix

Two-time MotoGP™ World Champion and MotoGP™ Legend Casey Stoner is currently auctioning the race-winning leathers he wore at the 2010 Aragon Grand Prix in aid of the communities affected by the devastating bushfires across Australia.

Stoner explains that it is the first-ever racing suit that has been released to the public from his own private collection and comes with an autographed certificate of authenticity by Alpinestars. All proceeds raised, which currently sits at above $10,000 (Australian), will go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

It comes after current MotoGP™ rider Jack Miller was able to raise $18,000 (Australian) for the relief effort after auctioning a helmet from his 2018 season.

"It’s been difficult watching the bushfires at home while on holidays in the US,” said Stoner. “It has however been heart-warming being overseas at this time and seeing the international support being given to our country during this terrible devastation. I am saddened by all the lives that have been impacted and the terrible impact upon our land and its animals. Spending much of my younger years in rural communities I am closely connected to our land and I feel this deeply.

"Therefore, for the first time, I would like to make available one of my winning Ducati racing suits for auction to assist in raising funds for the bushfire relief efforts. We will remain strong through this time because we are Australian and that’s what we do."

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