James Toseland and Crash rocking away at the Riders for Health Day of Champion, which precedes the British MotoGP

James Toseland and Crash rocking away at the Riders for Health Day of Champion, which precedes the British MotoGP

 

British MotoGP: Riders for Health Day of Champions is a roaring success

By Rob Hull -

 21 June 2007 20:08

Bidding on items in the Riders for Health charity auction at the Day of Champions has flown through the roof today with over £20K alone raised to ride the final stint of Long Way Down, the day before the British MotoGP round begins at Donington Park.

The two places on the trip to Cape Town with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on the final two days of the voyage have sold for £12,000 and £10,000 respectively.

Bidding on items donated by Valentino Rossi on the day also surpassed the £10K mark, and the Suzuki competition to be a Rizla pit crew member at Friday’s British motoGP practice day at Donington and a few other goodies also made a whopping £3,800.

Away from the auction Randy Mamola and Steve Parrish both took to the track on the Ducati two-seater and the 2008 Kawasaki MotoGP bike respectively, James Toseland and Crash entertained the crowd with a number of live sets and team MCN were knocked out of the Quiz competition in the first round in dubious circumstances.

For more information on prices for other lots, interviews with some of the big spenders and all the other takings place at the Riders for Health Day of Champions, check out the June 27 issue of MCN.