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Day of Champions & British MotoGP™ Weekend Raises Incredible £275k 

We are celebrating the generosity of MotoGP™ teams, riders and fans after a hugely successful Day of Champions & Monster Energy British MotoGP™ weekend at Silverstone.

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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. 

Above: Two Wheels co-founder Randy Mamola and the designer of the knee slider display case on stage at Day of Champions. Photograph above and in page header by Nathan Turner

Incredible auction

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.

“We are so grateful to Dorna, the teams and riders who bring incredible items as well as their energy and enthusiasm to the auctions, plus Michael Hill, Natalie Quirk, Suzi Perry and Gavin Emmett who take time out of their busy weekend, And of course to everybody who came to Day of Champions and who got involved over the weekend.  Finally to the volunteers without who are the heroes behind what we do. We are so proud of our sport and the impact that together we are able to have on the world.”

CEO and Co-founder Andrea Coleman

How the money will be used

Day of Champions and the British MotoGP weekend is our biggest fundraising event of the year and essential income for the charity that supports life-saving transport for healthcare programmes that operate across Africa, ensuring the poorest and most remote communities have access to vital health care and services. We are currently focusing on re-building a fleet of 100 motorcycles for the Riders for Health the Gambia programme in order to ensure community health workers in the nation can reach rural areas with vital primary health care services.

Ways to get involved

Day of Champions is over for this year but there are still lots of ways to get involved. Visit our online auctions throughout the year or sign up to our newsletter to find out about events, experiences, competitions and more!

 

 

 

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