MotoGP champion’s Yamaha auctioned by Viva Valencia!
Viva Valencia, the upcoming charity motorcycle ride with actor Danny John-Jules and BBC MotoGP presenter Matt Roberts, will be auctioning off Jorge Lorenzo’s Yamaha R1 at Motorcycle Live (NEC, Birmingham).
The bike, ridden by Lorenzo on a parade lap at the 2010 Isle of Man TT, features a one-off paint scheme and will be signed by the MotoGP world champion. This bike will be ridden by Matt Roberts on the ride from London to Valencia, Spain, on October 30, in support of Riders for Health where he will be joined by John-Jules and Yamaha dealer, Steve Keys, on two bright pink R1s.
Riders for Health makes sure that millions of people in rural communities in Africa have the health care they need by managing and maintaining reliable vehicles for health workers. With reliable motorcycles and ambulances health workers can reach even the most remote communities with regular, lifesaving health care..
The Yamaha will be one of the star lots from the Riders for Health auction, featuring many money-can’t-buy items at Motorcycle Live (motorcyclelive.co.uk) on Sunday November 20, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Actor Danny John-Jules, largely known for his role as ‘The Cat’ in Red Dwarf, commented on the exciting auction item:
‘What started off as a plan between a few friends who love their bike racing to simply ride to the final round of the 2011 MotoGP championship has spiraled into raising awareness and money for Riders for Health. Obviously, we want to raise as much money as possible for this brilliant cause, so auctioning the Lorenzo R1 at Motorcycle Live will definitely help us achieve this. The only problem will be getting the bike back from Matt Roberts.’
Along with the chance to own a piece of two-wheel history, Bridgestone (.bridgestone.co.uk) will supply a brand new set of tyres for the bike and Carole Nash (carolenash.com), has donated a voucher worth £500 for the new owner to use on insuring this exclusive machine.