Casey Stoner decided to auction off a piece from his personal MotoGP memorabilia collection to raise funds to help those affected by the fires in Australia. He actually decided to give away a very valuable and important suit, the one he used in 2010 in Aragon on the Ducati. On that occassion, Casey achieved a great victory on a circuit where he was unbeaten in every edition of the GP he participated in.
The Australian rider has really taken the matter to heart and has promoted the auction most everywhere, also appearing on Fox Sport and posting various messages through his social media channels. An appeal that was not made in vain, given that Stoner raised $25,700 thanks to the auction. A really important sum that undoubtedly made Casey smile, despite having to give up a cherished momento from his wonderful career in the MotoGP.
This was Casey's message in the video released yesterday after the auction closed:
"I want to thank everyone who placed a bid for my suit at the auction and everyone who supported me in this initiative by sharing all the details on their social media networks. We raised $25,700, and the auction winner is from New South Wales, so the suit will remain in Australia. Thank you very much to all those who have dedicated their time to this auction. The money will soon go to the victims of the fires in Australia. I'll soon be sending the suit to the person who won the auction, so they'll be able to enjoy it! Thank you very much.