Another Goodwood Festival of Speed is within the books, and the annual occasion lived as much as the billing. From electrical automobile check drives to off-road experiences to the well-known Hillclimb, Goodwood introduced numerous automobile and motorbike fans to West Sussex, England, on June 23-26, 2022. The fest might have a good time all issues motorsport, however MV Agusta additionally used the event to boost funds for the continued battle in Ukraine.
Much just like the Festival of Speed, exclusivity drives curiosity, and there’s nary a motorbike extra unique than MV Agusta’s Superveloce Ago. Dedicated to essentially the most profitable Grand Prix motorbike racer of all time, Giacomo Agostini, the Superveloce Ago solely numbers 311 items (a nod to Agostini’s 311 victories). If it isn’t exhausting sufficient to buy a type of 311 examples, MV Agusta additionally commemorates Ago’s 15 Grand Prix championships with the primary 15 items.
Agostini claimed his first 500cc Grand Prix title in 1966, and an unique tank emblem acknowledges that momentous feat. Alongside the ultra-limited badging, the 80-year-old legend’s signature graces the Superveloce tank. As one of the vital sought-after collector items on this planet, MV Agusta put the one-of-a-kind neo-retro up for public sale on the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
In addition to super-limited Superveloce, the profitable bidder additionally acquired dinner and a devoted photoshoot with the Grand Prix icon together with free admission to Ago’s private museum. The Superveloce Ago alone retails for €32,350 ($34,280 USD), however the further perks sweetened the bundle to the tune of €54,000 ($57,220). All the proceeds from the sale will go to UNICEF’s (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) War in Ukraine Fund.
The group will make the most of the funds to offer, “health care, safe water and nutrition, and protection” to Ukrainian citizens. With Russia targeting critical infrastructures such as schools and hospitals, UNICEF continues to donate “medicines, midwifery kits, surgical kits, and other lifesaving supplies to health facilities”. The 2022 Goodwood Fest introduced pleasure to numerous automobile and motorbike fans, however with MV Agusta’s assist, it additionally introduced vital care to these in want.