The official charity of MotoGP™ celebrates one of the biggest totals ever raised over a Grand Prix weekend
Two Wheels for Life, the official charity of MotoGP™, is celebrating one of their most successful Day of Champions events and weekends yet, with an incredible £275,000 raised during the recent Monster Energy British Grand Prix.
The total figure marks a 33% increase on total from 2022, with all of the funds making a huge difference to vital healthcare work in some of the most remote areas of Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria and The Gambia. Working with partner organisation Riders for Health, Two Wheels’ local-led and managed programmes focus on transport for health workers, ensuring healthcare services reach the most remote parts of each community – where motorcycles are the perfect tool.
The Day of Champions Ride-In kicked off festivities on Thursday at Silverstone, before riders from MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes took to the stage for the annual the Day of Champions auction, showing off the unique memorabilia up for grabs in the name of a good cause.
The Day of Champions auction 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 our weekend raffle.
The highlights of the live auction included £10,000 for a MotoGP™ Legends painting signed by many of the most famous riders in MotoGP™, £4700 for a pair of signed Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) boots, £3000 for a Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) oil drum chair and another £3000 for the helmet Jake Dixon (GASGAS Aspar Team) rode to his recent Grand Prix win at Assen in Moto2™. Another headline item was a large, hand-built display case filled with signed knee sliders from many of the top MotoGP™ riders that sold for an impressive £6000.
Two Wheels for Life CEO and co-founder, Andrea Coleman: “We are so grateful to the riders, teams and MotoGP itself, who bring incredible items as well as their energy and enthusiasm to the auctions, plus Michael Hill, Natalie Quirk, Suzi Perry and Gavin Emmett who take time out of their busy weekend, and of course to everybody who came to Day of Champions and got involved over the weekend. And finally, to the volunteers without who are the heroes behind what we do. We are so proud of our sport and the impact that we are able to have on the world together.”