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MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl

MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl Freya

MotoGP superstars such as Valentino Rossi will help a five-year-old Sydney girl with a rare children’s cancer when 102 personal items are auctioned online this month.

In January this year, a Sydney single mother of three was told her five-year-old daughter, Freyja, had a rare, aggressive and incurable form of cancer.

Read more about Freya here.

Patients with the disease typically do not live beyond 12 months following diagnosis, setting the clock ticking to find a treatment or cure.

The MotoGP community heard of Freyja’s plight and has donated 102 rare and personal items to a campaign to send Freyja to Heidelberg in Germany where a world-wide trial is being conducted to find a cure. 

At least $500,000 is needed and so far $58,400 has been raised.

Featured items

The Shannons “Cure for Freyja” online auction features signed leathers, helmets, boots, gloves, knee-sliders and caps, mostly from the 2017 season.

MGP34 Valentino Rossi #46 (9 times world champ), Moto GP (Movistar Yamaha), the famous hand written love letter to the Yamaha M1 when he departed in 2010, with his full signature love letter MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl Freya
Valentino’s love letter

One of the most sought-after items in the auction is a hand-written “love letter” from famed MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi to his YZR-M1 racing bike on his exit from the Yamaha Team in 2010.

It has an auction starting price of $5000, but could sell for a lot more.

MotoGP Ohlins MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl Freya
Ohlins Racing Moto 2 forks

Similarly priced is a set of hand-assembled 2017 model Swedish Ohlins Racing Moto 2 Front Forks originally built for evaluation purpose in the Moto2 World Championship, but kept as a spare.

Signed paintings of Rossi, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo will open their bidding at $250.

Marc Marquez painting MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl Freya
Marc Marquez painting

Motoring enthusiasts’ auction house Shannons has donated its resources to conduct the one-off, worldwide timed online auction that runs until August 16.

All funds raised will go to “A Cure for Freyja“.