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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:45

Two Wheels for Life's Day of Champions and British GP summer prize draw

Jogob Gassama healthworker outreachIn just over a month, racing fans will have the chance to get close to the stars of MotoGP™ at the annual Day of Champions (DOC).

Now in it’s 29th successful year, the event raises funds to ensure health workers in rural Africa have reliable motorbikes and other transport to carry out their life-saving work. Day of Champions takes place the Thursday before the British GP and culminates in a charity auction when fans get to see their heroes in the flesh on the main stage. Andrea Coleman, co-founder of Two Wheels for Life, said:

‘One of the reasons I started Day of Champions was because I loved the idea of bringing the champions of the sport together with the fans. And the riders love it. They come along out of goodwill, nobody makes them come, they do it because they care about the fans and they care about raising money for our work, bringing vital health care to those who need it.’

During DOC the paddock is opened up for a limited number of fans who get the chance to watch the riders preparing for the race, collect autographs and maybe even chat to a rider or two. These passes have been sold out for months, having been snapped up within hours of being released.

 But there’s still a chance for fans to get their hands on a pair through the Two Wheels for Life British GP Prize Draw. The lucky winner will get two paddock passes for Day of Champions on Thursday 23 August, along with tickets for the entire Silverstone race weekend on 24, 25 and 26 August. Andrea Coleman said:

‘The winner of this prize will spend four days soaking up the incredible atmosphere of the British GP, from experiencing a working paddock right through to the excitement of race day itself.’

Valentino Rossi at Day of champions

Fans who don’t win will still have an unforgettable day at DOC, getting to see a side of the riders which they don’t reveal at press conferences or post-race interviews. Last year Johann Zarco demonstrated his hidden gymnastic talents by doing a backflip off the stage. And in 2010, when Valentino Rossi was in hospital recovering from injury, he joined the auction by telephone link-up so he didn’t miss out on connecting with the fans. British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow said:

‘There’s always such a great atmosphere at the Day of Champions; its a day every MotoGP fan should experience. There’s nothing corporate about it, it's just us and the fans having a laugh together and supporting a great cause in Two Wheels for Life.’

 

 

Last modified on Saturday, 21 July 2018 04:55

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