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32,000 euro for charity for Valentino's R1

The proceeds from the bike, auctioned by Yamaha, will go to the "Insuperabili" association that organises football courses for disabled children

News: 32,000 euro for charity for Valentino's R1

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi and Andrea Colombi, Country Manager at Yamaha Motor Europe Italy Branch, have come together again to further reinforce the Japanese brand's commitment to projects that aim to help disadvantaged children. This year's charity is "Insuperabili", an association supported by Italian footballer Italiana Giorgio Chiellini and "Gli Autogol" web-stars, that organises football courses and sports activities dedicated to children with physical , motor, cognitive and behaviour/sensorial disabilities.

Thanks to the collaboration with the well-known on-line auction platform, Yamaha has auctioned an incredible Yamaha YZF-R1 m.y. 2017 with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP #46 livery, a replica personally signed and delivered to the winning bidder by Valentino Rossi. The Iwata-based manufacturer was able to raise a sum of 32,000 Euro, all of which has gone to "Insuperabili" to finance its project that aims to use football as a way of ensuring the growth and integration into society of children with physical/motor problems.

"We're proud to have been able to help an association that focuses on supporting youngsters as they overcome their difficulties through football. We really believe that a passion for sport, combined with the generosity of the motorcycle fans, makes for a powerful tool that can help associations like this one, based on the ethics of loyalty and generosity, that help youngsters to improve their health levels. In this regard, Yamaha is determined to improve people's lives by creating unique and innovative products and offering additional resources that contribute to supporting those in need" stated Andrea Colombi, Country Manager at Yamaha Motor Europe Italy branch.

The most generous of all the bidders, the winner of the auction, is a passionate motorcyclist and a true Valentino fan who had the incredible opportunity to meet the Italian champion as he collected the special YZF-R1 from the Doctor himself, a bike enhanced with personalised graphics on the seat, an unmistakable n.46 and signed on the front fairing at the time of delivery by the man himself.

Translated by Heather Watson

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