Shannons helping find 'A Cure for Freyja'
August 01, 2017

Shannons and the superstars of MotoGP are joining forces to help a five-year old Sydney girl survive a very rare and to date incurable, form of malignant cancer. The timed online auction includes 102 items from top MotoGP riders and Teams. Bidding opens August 2 and closes on the 16th - register online now.

In January this year, Freyja's single mother of three children received the news that her five-year old daughter Freyja had a rare, aggressive and incurable illness.

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, which is the focus of a world-wide trial to find a cure for the disease. 
Riders to get involved include with the cause include; Jack Miller, Maverick Vinales, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, Cal Crutchlow and much more!

Items for auction include signed leathers, helmets, boots, gloves, knee-sliders and caps – most from the 2017 season.

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 upon his exit from the Yamaha Team in 2010. It has an auction starting price of $5,000, but could sell for double that or more.

Bidding for these exquisite hand-built Swedish Moto2 front forks will start at $5,000.

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.

Bidding for this signed painting of Marc Marquez will start at $250.

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

Shannons, as Australia’s leading enthusiasts’ auction house, was asked to help and has set up a dedicated website for the one-off, worldwide event, donating its resources and time for the Timed Online Auction that will be held from August 2-16.

All funds raised will go to the ‘A Cure for Freyja’.

To read Freyja’s full story, visit

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