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Dobby and friends get on their bikes for Simoncelli

Jamie Dobb has a big heart that has always been in the right place. So it comes as no surprise to find this in out inbox this morning. Fair play Dobber! Check it out…

Hi There,

I hope this finds you well and are enjoying the great summer!!!

As some of you may know I have been very fortunate in my racing career to walk away in one piece but that cannot be said for all. Following my career I have had the great fortune with working with some of the best Motor Sport Athletes in the world and none nicer than Marco Simoncelli. Since his untimely  passing I have been in contact with his father Paolo and Carlo Pernat as I wanted to do something in his honour and to keep his name alive, as Paolo has encouraged us all to do. I thought this would be the perfect thing.

So after a few conversations with some close friends we are now preparing for the ride of our lives in a few short weeks, as we will lead the peloton of famous fellow riders and friends on a mammoth 1400 mile bicycle journey from Donington Park in the UK to the Marco Simoncelli Circuit at Misano, Italy, in memory of the late MotoGP star.

The herculean ride will commence with a lap of the East Midlands circuit shortly before the British Superbike round there on 9th September and conclude just four days later on the eve of the San Marino Grand Prix amidst the company of a host of MotoGP paddock regulars and riders, who will join the 16-man team on the final 10km stretch from Simoncelli’s home town of Coriano to the circuit named in his honour.

In the process we will be helping raise funds through the Marco Simoncelli Foundation for various charities that have been a huge part of our lives through our children, parents, family or simply friends & competitors. I understand the weak economic situation we all find ourselves in but it would be great if you could take the time to click on the link and make a donation, big or small as every little will help people less fortunate than us

If you wish to keep up to date with us on our ride please visit our website as it will be updated daily during the ride. 

Thank you in advance. 

Take care.


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