Bennetts Yamaha R1 in Riders for Health’s biggest online auction

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Bennetts Yamaha R1Riders for Health are offering you the chance to walk away with a Yamaha R1 motorcycle, exclusive signed MotoGP™ memorabilia or a once-in-a-lifetime motorsport experiences in their biggest ever online auction, taking place from 3rd to 10th September at

Riders for Health is supported by motorcyclists all over the world and is the official charity of MotoGP™ and the FIM. And for their latest appeal, the motorsport community has donated some incredible items to raise money for the organisation’s lifesaving work in Africa.

To bid on any of the amazing items up for grabs, visit the website.

What’s more, all of the money raised from the online auction will be matched, pound for pound, by the UK Government helping to improve vital access to health care for thousands more people across rural Africa.

Top of the bill is a 2010 Yamaha YZF-R1, generously donated by Bennetts, the UK’s No.1 Bike Insurance Specialist with help from Yamaha UK. The popular sports bike has been ridden by MotoGP hero Cal Crutchlow, Moto2’s Scott Redding and double WSBK Champion James Toseland, all sponsored by Bennetts. What’s more, the bike carries a customized paint scheme and comes taxed until June 2013*. 

Thanks to MotoGP, Riders for Health are also offering several exclusive lots signed by top MotoGP riders, including a unique painting of Valentino Rossi signed by the charismatic Italian rider.

Other lots include shirts, caps, photographs, an American flag and a knee slider signed by current MotoGP stars Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies, Andrea Dovisiozo, Cal Crutchlow, James Ellison, and young British riders Bradley Smith, Scott Redding, Danny Webb and Danny Kent. 

There are two chances to tour the Sky Sports studios in London and watch a race live from the broadcast studio. Whether you bid to watch either an IndyCar or a Speedway race, you and a friend will meet the studio team, enjoy Sky Sports hospitality and take away signed memorabilia from the visit.

To find out more about any of the auction items or to place a bid, visit the website. The auction runs until Sunday 10th September at 8pm.

Riders for Health provide health workers in Africa with reliable motorcycles and four-wheel vehicles so that they can reach rural communities with lifesaving health care. They train them to ride and drive safely and carry out daily checks on their vehicle so that it never breaks down. Until September 12th the UK Government is matching all donations made by British citizens to Riders for Health, meaning your support will have twice the impact on people’s lives.

*The Yamaha YZF-R1 has completed c.3,500 miles and is taxed until June 2013. A customized paint scheme and tank protector are the only modifications. For more information contact


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