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Two Wheels for Life Raises £206,550 at Silverstone

Fundraising activity over the British GP, including our Day of Champions event on the Thursday and other activities across the weekend of the Monster Energy British MotoGP™ event at Silverstone raised a grand total of £206,550!

Thanks to the never-ending generosity of racing fans and MotoGP™ teams and riders, the crucial work being done on the ground in some of Africa’s most remote regions will get a big boost to funding.

Highlights from the event include:

  • Day of Champions auction £77,550
  • Saturday evening auction £22,850
  • Valentino Rossi chequered flag £4500
  • Kenny Roberts Snr. crash helmet worn at the Goodwood Festival of Speed £3800

What was raised

The grand total of £206,550 was made up of the auctions listed above but also from Day of Champions ticket sales, tickets for the ride in, the helmet park, merchandise and the sale of the MotoGP two-seater rides. There may be some small additional add-ons to the total in coming days.

On stage action!

Riders from MotoGP™, Moto2 and Moto3 classes were involved in the Day of Champions auction with host and racing commentator Michael Hill on stage to help with selling off the unique memorabilia and kind donations from teams and riders. After two years of covid-related disruption, this year’s event was the first to be back to normal since 2019.

The highlights of the live auction included the sale of the chequered flag used to end the final race of nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi’s final race at Valencia in 2021. Signed by Rossi and with a certificate of authenticity, the flag sold for £4500.

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NEW Day of Champions Merchandise!

New for 2022, but with a vintage feel, our limited edition Day of Champions Est. 1989 T-Shirt and decal feature Randy Mamola riding his classic Cagiva 500 bike and the number two that he was known for. 

Reminding us that the first Day of Champions was over 30 years ago, this tee is perfect for Day of Champions attendees old and new. The tee is available in dark charcoal, this tee is made of the softest organic cotton and is vegan and PETA approved. The sticker is 15cm x 15cm and perfect for your laptop or toolbox.

Buy yours while you can

The weekend at Silverstone has been incredible, raising a fantastic amount for the charity and we hope giving a lot of people a great time. Without the fans, along with all of the MotoGP teams, riders, our fantastic volunteers, and everybody at Dorna, Monster Energy and Silverstone none of this would have been possible. We also need to say a huge thank you to presenters Michael Hill & Suzi Perry who brought so much energy to the event.

Two Wheels CEO and founder Andrea Coleman

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