2012 Day of Stars Event and Auction
The most exciting event at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix … that you have never heard of!
On Thursday, July 26, 2012, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host Day of Stars and the Day of Stars Auction, two of the most exciting events at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. It is a tradition at many races around the world for MotoGP to offer fans a special opportunity to meet past and present MotoGP stars as a benefit to Riders for Health. In past years, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, and Wayne Rainey, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards, Ben Spies, Alvaro Bautista, Tony Elias, Cal Crutchlow, Randy De Puniet, Mika Kallio and Loris Capirossi have welcomed Day of Stars participants to MotoGP.
Day of Stars is a full day of remarkable experiences for any motorcycle race fan. This is the most exclusive ticket available at the USGP – just 50 tickets are available, so it is important to order early!
Begin the day with a catered continental breakfast at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Next, take a motorcycle tour of the remarkable wine country in Carmel Valley. A van will take those who do not have a motorcycle.
Return at 1:00 PM for a catered lunch with Riders for Health co-founder and Grand Prix Legend Randy Mamola and MotoGP special guests. Randy serves as the guide for an afternoon to provide a special insiders’ view of MotoGP.
Randy escorts the group on a pit lane tour to visit pit boxes to see the MotoGP motorcycles and meet the riders. This is the only opportunity provided at the USGP for fans to actually visit pit boxes and tour the pit lane. Last year, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden met with the Day of Stars guests to thank them for supporting Riders for Health.
After a visit to pit lane, participants are allowed to take their motorcycles out on the track, and experience first hand the world-famous Corkscrew. A van is also available for those who do not have motorcycles.
At 4:00, the exciting Day of Stars Auction begins at Turn Four. For two hours, MotoGP riders visit to sign and auction off riding gear, photographs, t-shirts, books, and other memorabilia to raise funds for Riders for Health. The auction will include extraordinary experiences like standing on the grid just before the start of the Red Bull USGP, or riding in the pace car to see Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as few will ever do.
Day of Stars is a benefit for Riders for Health, the official charity of MotoGP. Riders is an international non-profit organization that provides healthcare workers in Africa with the training and transportation they need to reach rural villages with essential healthcare services. A ticket to Day of Stars is $500, with $375 being a tax-deductable donation to Riders for Health. The Auction is free and open to the public.