What would you do to own something that’s been used by the amazing Valentino Rossi? Just about anything? I agree. Similar to collecting art, or motorcycle’s, or say...art deco perfume bottles. But for those of us passionately rooted to the MotoGP and its phenomenon Rossi, this would be a most amazing prize. And one that as you read further, is born from simple good will.
On April 6th two parts of Valentino Rossi’s title-winning 2009 Yamaha M1 MotoGP racer tail piece will be auctioned off to help the victims of the L'Aquila earthquake. If you recall the time of Qatar opener last year, the quake struck the region of L’Abruzzo. At its tragic anniversary, now one year later, the auction will occur. Its aim to continue to provide assistance to the victims and the community.
“There’s a bit of Abruzzo in my ninth world title,” said Rossi “I’ve never forgotten the images of the earthquake and the immense tragedy that followed. This is a way to tell the people that we haven’t forgotten, and we want to support the reconstruction of the city of L’Aquila and the neighbouring towns destroyed by the quake. It’s also an invitation to focus on young people, on students to help this land and its extraordinary people and get them up and running again. We’re going to be auctioning the two parts of the tail section of the Yamaha that I used in Qatar. In that race in April, to show my closeness to the population affected by the earthquake, I put the “Forza Abruzzo” sticker on my Yamaha”, he stated. (*source Rossi press release)
The tail section has been cut into two and both halves are autographed by Rossi!
You’ve got until 5 April 10 am CET (Central European Time) to register on the website and place your bid. Its in Italian yet simple to navigate.
That Rossi, a champion in every way!