One visitor at this year’s Motorcycle Live could become the proud owner of the Yamaha R1 machine ridden and signed by Jorge Lorenzo during his parade lap at the 2010 Isle of Man TT. The bike – which was recently ridden from the UK to Spain as part of the Viva Valencia! charity trip by BBC’s Matt Roberts – will be up for grabs in the Riders for Health auction supported by Arai.
The R1 will be one of the star lots in the auction, which will take place at 12.30pm on Sunday 20 November with the help of Arai-sponsored riders Cal Crutchlow, Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam. Visitors will also have a chance to bid for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at the Riders for Health Day of Champions at the 2012 Silverstone MotoGP, including the opportunity to meet and greet top riders from the championship.
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Other one-of-a-kind lots will include a ride in the pace car at the Silverstone MotoGP, a signed Mick Doohan replica Arai helmet, signed Arai side pods from Ian Hutchinson and Kevin Schwantz, a signed Rossi cap and a signed canvas print of Crutchlow at the 2011 Misano MotoGP. All proceeds will go to Riders for Health, which 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. For more information visit Riders for Health.
The Black Horse Stage, in the Arai Entertainment Zone, will feature a TT takeover, with a themed Q&A hosted by James Whitham and a special Fast Bikes Question of Bikes quiz hosted by Steve Parrish and contested by the TT stars. The racers will also be around all day for fan meet & greets and autograph sessions. TT star Guy Martin won’t make it for TT day but will make an appearance at the show on Sunday 20 November.
The ticket price for Motorcycle Live 2011 is completely all-inclusive, meaning visitors can enjoy everything the show has to offer at no extra cost. Tickets are £16 in advance for adults, £10 for seniors, £6 for children aged 6-16 and kids 5 and underaccompanied by a paying adult go free. Visit the Motorcycle Live website or call 0844 5812345. For the lastest news and updates, visit facebook.com/motorcyclelive or follow @motorcyclelive on Twitter.Enjoy more Fast Bikes reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.