Helmet of Rallye Monte-Carlo winner to be auctioned for Antoine Alléno Association

The helmet worn by Thierry Neuville during his second successful Rallye Monte-Carlo drive is to be auctioned over the weekend by Bonhams Automobilia. The money raised will be donated to the Association Antoine Alléno, a foundation set up by multi-Michelin star chef Yannick Alléno and his wife in memory of their 24-year-old son, who was tragically killed in 2022. 

In the days after his win, the Belgian driver made the announcement via social media that he would be donating his helmet to this worthy cause and directed fans to Bonhams Automobilia, who will be managing the online event. 

Bids on the custom-made piece, which was designed by artist Frédéric Platéus, will be accepted until midday on Monday 5th February on Bonhams official site, www.bonhams.com. The helmet can also be viewed in person on Sunday 4th February between 11am and 2pm at the Bonhams UK auction house in Guildford. James Garguilo, who is coordinating the sale, can be reached here.   

The Association Antoine Alléno was formed after a hit-and-run drunk driver took the life of the 24-year-old son of Pavyllon Monte-Carlo’s Yannick Alléno and his wife, Isabelle Mescam-Alléno, in May 2022. The charity is dedicated to supporting, in any way necessary, parents and families who have lost a child.  

By lunchtime on Friday 2nd February, the auction price had already reached €14,000 of a predicted €15,000. 


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