Alexander Rossi is offering the helmet he wore at last year’s Bathurst 1000 for auction to raise money in support of Wires Wildlife Rescue, a charity working to help wildlife affected by the devastating bushfires that continue to rage across Australia.
According to some estimates, nearly half a billion animals have been affected by the fires in the state of New South Wales alone – where Bathurst is located – while the tally across the country is believed to exceed the one billion mark. More than 18 million acres have burned so far.
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Rossi’s auction follows a similar one by 2018 and 2019 Supercar champion and 2019 Bathurst winner Scott McLaughlin. Bidding on the DJR Team Penske driver’s 2017 helmet had reached more than AUD $46,000 (USD $31,000) when this story went to press, with four days still to run. McLaughlin plans to match the final bid with his own donation.