The following is from Riders for Health...Riders for Health, the official charity of MotoGP, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, have announced that 50 VIP guests will spend the day meeting MotoGP stars, touring the MotoGP paddock, and discovering the stunning Carmel Valley. Day of Stars is held on Thursday, July 21, before the Red Bull US Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. And, as well as getting your race weekend off to the best possible start, you will be raising money for Riders for Health.

This fantastic, day-long event is hosted by grand prix legend and co-founder of Riders for Health, Randy Mamola, who will be your guide to an entertaining insider's view of the world of MotoGP.

There are only 50 tickets available, making this an extremely exclusive and intimate event. Day of Stars always sells out early, so make sure you don't miss out. To secure your ticket for this memorable event, please call Lisa Johnson Bakker at 312-373-1447 and order your tickets by credit card or check. Or you may order your tickets online at www.mazdaraceway.com. Tickets for Day of Stars cost $500, which includes a $375 tax deductable donation to Riders for Health.

Day of Stars begins with a beautiful motorcycle tour of Carmel Valley. You will then return for a catered lunch before taking an exclusive tour of pit lane with 13-time grand prix winner, Randy Mamola. In the afternoon, you will take to the track as you ride two parade laps of the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit, before heading back to the Turn 4 suite for interviews with team managers, MotoGP riders and special guests.

In previous years, guests have met such greats as Grand Prix champions Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, and Wayne Rainey and MotoGP stars, including Colin Edwards, Ben Spies, Tony Elias, Marco Melandri, Randy De Puniet and Loris Capirossi. The day is rounded off with an amazing live auction of MotoGP memorabilia. The MotoGP riders will be on hand to autograph and auction off some truly unique items with all the proceeds going to Riders for Health. Admission to the auction is free - so even those not coming to the whole day can take part.

Day of Stars is a benefit event for Riders for Health, an international non-profit organization that mobilizes health workers in Africa with reliable motorcycles so that they can reach rural communities with essential health care services. You can learn more about Riders for Health at: www.riders.org.

Support from the motorcycle community in the USA helps Riders for Health to save lives. In 2010, supporters at motorcycling events around the world raised hundreds-of-thousands of dollars for Riders helping them to provide access to health care for millions of people in Africa.

Timetable of activities:

7:30 am Turn 4 VIP Suites and VIP parking area opens

8:00 am Continental breakfast at Turn 4 VIP Suites

8:45 am Briefing on the day's activities

9:00 am Motorcycle tour of Carmel Valley & Big Sur

1:00 pm Arrive back at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Turn 4 VIP Suites

1:30 pm Lunch with Randy Mamola, his special guests and other celebrities

2:30 pm Exclusive behind-the-scenes MotoGP paddock and pit lane tour

3:30 pm Motorcycle parade laps around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

(van provided for those who are not on a motorcycle)

4.00pm Live auction of MotoGP memorabilia

 

Please note: Your ticket for Day of Stars is a tax deductible donation made to Riders for Health II, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Your ticket includes a VIP parking pass for the entire weekend (motorcycle or car) but does not include general admission or seating for the MotoGP events.

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