Rossi & Hayden auctioned on eBay
You still have five days left to bid on the nose fairings from Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden's Ducatis, in this unique eBay auction. All proceeds will go to the Associazione Dynamo Camp charity. The fairings, from the Ducati GP11, were donated by Telecom Italian, an official sponsor of Ducati with their TIM brand. The charity in question provides recreational therapy to chronically ill children.
The auction began yesterday, and will conclude on Thursday, March 15th. The lucky winners will receive their fairings directly from the riders during the March 19th presentation of the GP12, at the Ducati Auditorium in Borgo Panigale.
That event can be followed live on the TIM facebook page, begining at 1pm local time (Italy).
In the first day of bidding alone, Rossi's fairing has already reached 1,610 Euro, and Hayden's is rising rapidly from the current highest bid of 315.
Dynamo Camp is the first summer camp in Italy to be structured specifically for children with serious or chronic illnesses who are currently in therapy or in post-hospitalization convalescence. The Camp is free of charge for children between the ages of 7 and 16 who live in Italy, although future developments will open the camp to children from other European nations as well. Each year in Italy, more than 10,000 young people contract serious and chronic illnesses. These children must be subjected to what are often invasive and long-term therapies that force them to spend long periods of time in the hospital. The conditions of the disease not only oblige them to deal with fear, fatigue, and often side effects, but also limit their social life with children their own age.