Two Wheels for Life smash fundraising total at British MotoGP

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British charity Two Wheels for Life had one of its most successful Day of Champions events during last weekend’s British MotoGP race weekend at Silverstone, raising £275,000.

The figure is significantly higher than the 2022 total of £206,550, with all the funds being used to support life-saving transport for healthcare programmes operating in some of the most remote areas in Africa.

The Day of Champions auction, which featured riders from MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes, alone raised over £90,000 with additional funds coming from Day of Champions tickets, paddock entry and ride-in sales, two further weekend auctions, the helmet park, a Ducati UK fundraising dinner, Moto X2 two-seater rides and a weekend raffle.

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Two Wheels for Life CEO and founder Andrea Coleman said: “All of us at Two Wheels for Life would like to thank everybody who came to Day of Champions and who got involved over the weekend. We are so grateful to Dorna, the teams and riders who bring incredible items as well as their energy and enthusiasm to the auctions. We are proud of our sport and the impact we can have on the world.”

The highlights of the live auction included £10,000 for a MotoGP Legends painting signed by many of the most famous riders in MotoGP, a Jake Dixon helmet he was wearing when he took a recent Moto2 race win at Assen sold for £3000, a Jack Miller oil drum chair went for £3000 and a pair of signed Marc Marquez boots sold for £4700.

A unique offering of VIP tickets to the end of season FIM gala dinner sold for £4000 and will see the buyers spending the evening with all of the motorcycle world champions across all disciplines. While a large, hand-built display case filled with signed knee sliders from many of the top MotoGP riders that sold for £6000.