Rossi Gives Away Yamaha M1 Tailpiece for Abruzzo Victims

Between worldwide efforts made to help Haitians in need, there are still people who cannot forget about the victims of Abruzzo earthquake. So is the case with current MotoGP Champion Valentino Rossi, who is auctioning a tailpiece from his title-winning 2009 Yamaha M1 MotoGP racer to help the victims of the L'Aquila earthquake, reports.

“There’s a bit of Abruzzo in my ninth world title,”
said Rossi “I’ve never forgotten the images of the earthquake and the immense tragedy that followed.”

The disastrous earthquake struck the region of Abruzzo on April 6, 2009, and shortly after, Rossi placed a ‘Forza Abruzzo‘ sticker on his Yamaha racing machine to show his support for the victims.

“This is a way to tell the people that we haven’t forgotten, and we want to support the reconstruction of the city of Aquila and the neighboring towns destroyed by the quake,”
champ added. “It’s also an invitation to focus on young people, on students to help this land and its extraordinary people and get them up and running again.”

The tail section has been cut in two, and both halves are autographed by Rossi. Bids can be placed at the following link, until April 5, at 10am CET.

“We’re going to be auctioning the two parts of the tail section of the Yamaha that I used in Qatar. In that race in April, to show my closeness to the population affected by the earthquake, I put the ‘Forza Abruzzo‘ sticker on my Yamaha.”
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