Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250
The visor tear-off that ended Jack Miller’s race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Misano sold for an incredible £4250 at auction. UK-based charity, Two Wheels for Life, were able to sell the piece of clear plastic that started life on Fabio Quartararo’s visor and ended up in Miller’s air intake after it was recovered and donated by the Australian Pramac Ducati rider.
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"It’s great to be able to do this for such a great charity as Two Wheels for Life," said Miller. "There was an amazing response from the bidders and it’s great that we can turn such a small piece of plastic into such a great donation to such a good charity.'"
The winning bidder is an Australian MotoGP fan who wishes to remain anonymous but added: "Being a huge MotoGP™ fan, I like all the riders and have huge appreciation for what skills and talents they have. However, I am a Jack Miller fan with Fabio Quartararo a close second.
"I have been very lucky in my life and, with a little bit of hard work of course, I am now in a position where I can help others not so fortunate. The fact my funds go to charity sits very well with me. Maybe I would not have paid quite as much had it not have been for such a good cause."
Two Wheels for Life is the UK arm of a charity that provides motorcycles and training for medical workers in some of the most remote parts of Africa. The money raised in this auction will go towards providing topboxes for sample courier riders in Lesotho to carry Covid-19 swabs to testing facilities safely.
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