Morbidelli fan crowned Ultimate MotoGP™ Fan

by | Mar 25, 2020 | motoGP News

Morbidelli fan crowned Ultimate MotoGP™ Fan

Cristina Armeni has won a VIP, all expenses paid trip to the opening round of 2020 after winning the Fandom Pay Ultimate Fan competition

At the 2019 MotoGP™ season finale, Fandom Pay launched its search for the Ultimate MotoGP™ fan, asking supporters to step forward and reveal why their love for the sport was worthy of the tag ‘Ultimate Fan’.

The first-ever Ultimate Fan search ran from Friday 15th November 2019 to 1st March 2020 and asked fans to tell their best tale of MotoGP™ fandom in no more than 100 words, along with an accompanying photo, video, Boomerang or GIF.

Worldwide, hundreds of lovers of the sport entered, pledging their allegiance to MotoGP™ in unimagined ways. From basing wedding themes on the sport, to getting married at racetracks and naming children after favourite riders, the entries covered every possibility.

After a long and difficult process whittling the entries down to just one, the Ultimate MotoGP™ Fan was finally named: Cristina Armeni. She simply describes her love for Grand Prix racing as “lifelong”.

In recent years, Cristina has developed a “huge, possibly slightly unhealthy” passion for Franco Morbidelli. The MotoGP lover has created a dedicated Instagram page for those who share her passion, and spends most of her free time researching, downloading, editing and preparing content for the page – which is followed by an incredible 30,000 users.

“I put all my heart and soul into it, hoping one day Franky himself might follow it, and I promised myself that, should he ever do that, I’d celebrate by having a tattoo of his number!”

With a flat scattered with memorabilia, much to her “long-suffering” partner’s dismay, and travelling far and wide to attend events, Cristina spends as many race weekends as possible outside the garages. She can tick another event off the list when she attends the first premier class race of the 2020 season, as a VIP guest with expenses paid – a prize courtesy of Fandom Pay.

“I can’t believe it… I have no words! I needed cheering up with the current situation, so I’m so grateful to you. Thank you!” – said Cristina, the Ultimate MotoGP™ Fan.

The Fandom Pay MotoGP Mastercard® rewards fans for their loyalty and dedication to MotoGP, with an array of cardholder benefits including: exclusive content, discounts on merchandise, experiences and technology, giveaways of money-can’t-buy experiences, VIP access and limited-edition products.

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