WorldSBK Auctions Raise $23,000 for Two Wheels for Life At Donington Park

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The action on track at Donington Park was a thrilling affair as the WorldSBK Championship descended on a scorching United Kingdom, but off-track there were some key events happening too. During the Paddock Show at Donington, with Two Wheels for Life returning to WorldSBK after a two-year absence.

Across the UK Round, lots of riders donated items for auction or took part in a rider concert to raise money for charity.
Across the UK Round, lots of riders donated items for auction or took part in a rider concert to raise money for charity.

Two Wheels for Life works on delivering vital healthcare to some of the most remote parts of Africa and the charity’s presence at Donington Park was a prime opportunity to raise some money to help with this vital work. With auctions on items provided by riders and teams across Friday and Saturday at Donington, around £15,000 ($23,000 AUD) was raised by the incredible spectators to help Two Wheels for Life.

Signed leathers and boots from reigning Champion Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) sold for $2375 and $560 respectively, while signed boots from six-time Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) were sold for $1650; all three items going during Saturday’s auction. Also, on Saturday, there was an auction for a signed helmet from three-time WorldSBK Champion Troy Bayliss which sold for $1550; showing the huge generosity of the fans at Donington Park.

Signed boots from six-time Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) were sold for $1650.
Signed boots from six-time Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) were sold for $1650.

Other items that were auctioned off included hospitality experiences with Kawasaki, BMW, Team#109 Kawasaki and McAMS Yamaha, with the team making their first WorldSBK appearance at Donington Park, several items from riders up and down the paddock, a crashed fairing from Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing) and much, much more.

Also on stage were performances by Giulio Maceroni, with his Rock ’n’ Road show performed at WorldSBK for the very first time. However, he was not the only musical performance on stage, with several riders from WorldBK and WorldSSP showing off their singing voices in a rider concert, with this concert alone raising $450 for Two Wheels for Life’s valuable work.

Several riders from WorldBK and WorldSSP showed off their singing voices in a rider concert, with this concert alone raising $450 for Two Wheels for Life’s valuable work.
Several riders from WorldBK and WorldSSP showed off their singing voices in a rider concert, with this concert alone raising $450 for Two Wheels for Life’s valuable work.

All funds raised through the auctions will go to the life-saving Riders for Health programmes in some of the poorest and most remote areas of Africa, where motorcycles are predominantly used to deliver vital health care.


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