This morning Valentino Rossi lined up at his home circuit at Mugello wearing a truly special Dainese suit. With #thisforSIC58 embroidered on the back, Rossi showed his support to the Marco Simoncelli Foundation, an organization dedicated to the memory of his friend, and fan favorite, Marco.

The suit will be worn by Rossi during the race weekend and will be put up for auction on Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Rossi’s suit is the first of many original Dainese products worn by world champion riders that will be available on

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All information about the auction and product details will be available on the brand-new Dainese website, which goes live on Friday, June 13. Each of the items purchased on will be delivered to the lucky winners in special display cases, complete with a signature by its first famous owner.

#thisforSIC58 was created in honor of Marco Simoncelli and to support charitable projects backed by the Foundation dedicated to his memory. Through the purchase of the nine-time world champion’s suit, the lucky winner will contribute to the support of the Santa Marta Project, a day center for the disabled that the Simoncelli Foundation is building near Coriano, Italy, Marco’s hometown.