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15 days ago
By motogp.com

Awesome total raised at British GP for Two Wheels for Life

The official charity of MotoGP™ brought some Day of Champions magic to Silverstone and raised vital funds to support their work in Africa

Tags MotoGP, 2021

Two Wheels for Life are delighted to announce that fundraising at this year’s British GP raised £123,720 to support transport for healthcare programmes across Africa. The auctions alone totalled £76,160, with the remaining income coming from two-seat rides, the raffle, ride-in, VIP tickets, and the helmet park.

As you’d expect from the recent news of Valentino Rossi’s (Petronas Yamaha SRT) retirement, the items he offered encouraged bidders to part with spectacular amounts of money. The winning bid for a signed Valentino Rossi fan club cap was £3,200 and his signed racing boots from the 2021 season raised a whopping £10,000!

But it wasn’t just The Doctor who came out in support. Other items donated by riders also created a big splash. A signed rear wheel from Alex Marquez (LCR Honda Castrol) totalled £2,200, a signed pair of Miguel Oliveira's (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) Alpinestars MotoGP™ boots reached £1,550, signed Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) boots hit £1,000, and the top bid on a Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) knee slider from Sachsenring was an amazing £1,000.

Auction success for Two Wheels for Life at Silverstone

Two Wheels for Life would like to thank all the teams and riders that made this fundraising possible.

Andrea Coleman Two Wheels for Life CEO: “We didn’t know what to expect this year. We were humbled that despite restrictions everybody was determined to make it a great weekend, from the ride-in participants, the volunteers who worked so hard, Monster Energy & Silverstone who donated their stages, the teams and riders who gave so generously and of course everybody who took part. Thank you all for making what we do possible. We’re thrilled to be back at the British GP!”

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