Marc Marquez has once again made his mark this year. And he did it at the Sachsenring, the German circuit at which he won despite not yet being back in top shape. A victory that came after a full year’s absence and so one that took on a truly special flavour. And let’s not forget that it was the Spaniard’s eleventh win at the Sachsenring, his ninth in MotoGP.

And it is on the wave of this excitement that one element of his winning gear has now been put up for auction.

There’s something about Marquez

We’re talking about the sliders Marc used during the race and which he has now signed before offering them up for the Two Wheels For Life auction. The website specifically cites one signed knee slider and a set of elbow sliders that Marquez was wearing as he crossed the line to score his first victory in 581 days. Seven bids have been placed so far, the highest for 753 Euro. The auction will run until 29 July at 6pm so anyone interested is still in time.

The Two Wheels for Life project

Two Wheels for Life organises charity events around the world to raise funds for programmes that allow rural African communities to benefit from health services thanks to reliable transport systems. It is the official FIM and MotoGP charity and, with their support, it has been able to arrange unique events and offer race fans exclusive experiences. The projects supported allow health operators to reach isolated people and provide them with the health services they so desperately require.

Translated by Heather Watson

MotoGP: Marc Marquez, a new maturity one year after the injury