VALENTINO'S #thisforSIC58 SUIT IS NOW OFFICIALLY UP FOR AUCTION!
The Dainese D-Air Racing suit worn by Valentino Rossi during the Italian Grand Prix weekend is up for auction on Ebay today, starting at 8:00 a.m. EST. The website can be accessed from Dainese.com.
The lucky buyer will receive the authentic suit delivered to his/her place inside a special display case, autographed by the nine-time World Champion.
Lining up at the Mugello Circuit with the hashtag #thisforSIC58 sewn on to the back, Valentino chose his own particular way of showing support to the Foundation dedicated to his friend Marco Simoncelli. By purchasing the Dainese suit of the Tavullia champion, the highest bidder will make a contribution to the Santa Marta project, a day center for disabled people that the organization is building near Coriano, Marco’s hometown.
#thisforSIC58 is the official hashtag created by Dainese to commemorate Marco Simoncelli and to promote the projects of solidarity and cooperation that the Foundation is supporting. The original Valentino Rossi suit is just one out of many Dainese products worn by World Championship riders that will be available on the new dainese.com website.
Founded in 1972 by company president Lino Dainese, Dainese produces protective wear for motorcycling, mountain biking, winter sports and equestrian use. In 2007, the company acquired premium race and sport helmet manufacturer AGV. Dainese and AGV protective products showcase some of the most innovative technologies in action sports and are used by the world’s top riders. Headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, Dainese is distributed in North America exclusively by Dainese USA, which, along with Parts Unlimited, also distributes AGV helmets.