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Virtual Races keep MotoGP™ thriving and support Africa during COVID-19

The Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain was run to show solidarity with, and in aid of Two Wheels' fight against Covid-19 and dangerous diseases across Africa.

On Sunday the 3rd of May – the original date for the Spanish GP – The MotoGP™ family joined together for the world’s first broadcast of the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain in Jerez de la Frontera.

Over one million people tuned in on Facebook on Sunday to watch the stars of MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ compete in a unique three-race online event and join together to raise awareness and much needed funds for Two Wheels’ fight against Covid-19 and dangerous diseases across Africa.

Race fans watched from all around the world and pledged money in support of Two Wheels for Life.The world first Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain was put on in aid of Two Wheels for Life.

“We were delighted to be part of the first Virtual Race at Jerez. Nobody knew quite what to expect but we were so pleased that fans got a feel of the excitement of a real MotoGP and thrilled for Vinales for his win. Thank you to Dorna and all the viewers for their generous donations. We are still totting up the amount raised and will make an announcement as soon as we can.”

Donna Leonard, Head of Events, Two Wheels for Life

Funds raised are destined to help towards the delivery of test results, education and equipment to hard to reach communities across a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other deadly contagious diseases – all in the name of MotoGP™.

“COVID-19 is having a huge impact on people living in rural Africa and they need our support even more than ever. We are proud that Dorna Sports and the MotoGP™ family support our work, no other sport shows such solidarity towards their charity and we know we are incredibly fortunate”

Andrea Coleman, CEO of Two Wheels for Life.

Join us in our battle against COVID-19 and other dangerous diseases across Africa and donate today. Together we can show that Two Wheels save lives.

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