FOR SALE: Valentino Rossi's suit (one careful owner!)

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Valentino Rossi doesn’t crash very much, but something he does even less is let his riding kit be sold.

The living legend of MotoGP has it in his deal with Dainese that every crashed suit is replaced, not repaired like other sponsored racers, and his suits usually stay with him personally or in Dainese’s archive at their factory in Italy.

But this crash in practice at the 2005 Sachsenring GP represents the convergence of two rarities – a Rossi crash and a Rossi kit sale. Rossi donated the leathers to be sold in aid of charity at the end of that season, and the buyer was able to get the gloves and boots at the same time.

Now the buyer is putting all three back up for sale – leathers, boots and gloves – and is looking for offers in excess of £35,000 for the lot. If you’ve got that sort of money lying around and want to make a serious offer, you need this email address…

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Tony Hoare

By Tony Hoare

Former MCN Consumer Editor