On the weekend he celebrates his 300th GP start, Valentino Rossi emerged during free practice at Mugello adorned in a special set of leathers in tribute of the late Marco Simoncelli in aid of the foundation create in his legacy.

With #thisforSIC58 embroidered on the back, Rossi showed his support to the Marco Simoncelli foundation, an organisation dedicated to the memory of his friend Marco, who was tragically killed in an accident during the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2011.

The suit will be worn by Rossi during the race weekend and will be put up for auction on Wednesday 18 June at 1pm.

All information about the auction and product details will be available on the brand-new Dainese website dainese.com, which goes live on Friday 13 June.

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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 centre for the disabled that the Simoncelli Foundation is building near Coriano, Marco's home town.

Rossi's suit is the first of many original Dainese products worn by world champion riders that will be available on dainese.com.

#thisforSIC58 was created in honour of Marco Simoncelli and to support charitable projects backed by the Foundation dedicated to his memory.

Each of the items purchased on dainese.com will be delivered to the lucky winners in special display cases, complete with a signature by its first famous owner.