An exciting weekend saw five thousand MotoGP™ fans enter the gates of Silverstone for Day of Champions, which added to the fundraising activity over the rest of the grand prix weekend raised an incredible total of £275k.
Two thousand fans entered the paddock and pits, with 150 taking to the iconic Silverstone track for one lap as part of the the annual Day of Champions Ride-In and countless more taking part in the raffle and auctions.
Other weekend activities including boosted the total including a Ducati UK dinner raising 10k, Moto X 2 rides raising 13k and tickets including paddock and pit access and ride-ins raising a fantastic 130k.
The spectacular Day of Champions auction on Thursday hosted by racing commentator Michael Hill featured unique memorabilia and kind donations from teams and riders and alone raised over £90k. Highlights included a MotoGP Legends painting created by artist Rémi Bertoche and signed by many famous MotoGP™ riders that sold for £10k, a Jake Dixon helmet he was wearing when he took a recent Moto2 race win at Assen that went for £3k, a Jack Miller oil drum chair that raised £3k and a pair of signed Marc Marquez boots sold for £4.7k. A unique item of FIM gala dinner tickets for two that went for 4k. One stunning item was a large, hand-built display case filled with signed knee sliders from many of the top MotoGP riders which sold for £6k.