The Valentino Rossi helmet design that he wore for the 2015 Festival of Speed at Goodwood is now available to buy in the AGV Corsa R range. More: http://rossihelmets.com/valentino-rossi-agv-corsa-r-goodwood-helmet/
Valentino Rossi 2016 Mugello helmet: Valentino Rossi’s 2016 Mugello helmet was designed as a tribute to the fans the “Popolo Giallo” (the Yellow crowd) and the circuit itself. This bright yellow helmet combined Mugello with the Italian for yellow (‘giallo’) to create ‘Mugiallo’. http://rossihelmets.com/valentino-rossi-mugiallo-helmet-mugello-2016/
This new helmet design was Rossi’s first first update to his SoleLuna design in three years, and it is a bold and geometric take on the original SoleLuna design: http://rossihelmets.com/valentino-rossi-pista-gp-soleluna-2016/
Valentino Rossi Shark Helmet (Misano) 2015: Valentino Rossi went into the Misano MotoGP as championship leader, but the gap was closing between Lorenzo. To reflect the pressure he was under he had a new helmet design that portrayed Rossi as a tiny yellow fish being chased down by a huge shark.
Valentino Rossi ‘Yellow Energy’ helmet (Mugello 2015): Valentino Rossi’s 2015 Mugello was a tribute to the fans and included solar panels and an energy gauge detailing how Rossi’s energy rises over the course of a weekend thanks to the fans This helmet had a reflective surface that looked stunning in the Italian sun, and the helmet has become known as the ‘Yellow Energy’ helmet.
Valentino Rossi ‘Woolly Hat’ helmet (Winter test 2015): For the 2015 Winter test that were held in Malaysia, Valentino Rossi reveled a new helmet design to poke fun at the tropical temperatures and oppressive heat that seemed ironic for an official ‘Winter Test’. The helmet was made to look like it was a knitted woolly hat and had chunky snowflakes, christmas trees, and reindeer on it. It was named the ‘ugly sweater’ helmet or the ‘woolly hat’ design, and you can see why.
Valentino Rossi ‘Give Us A Hand’ Helmet (Misano): Valentino Rossi had the ‘power of many’ for the Misano MotoGP as he raced with a helmet that had the hand-prints from his mechanics and family printed on it. This helmet also featured the thumbprint of Aldo Drudi – Valentino’s long time helmet designer. Rossi won the race taking his 82nd victory in the premier class.
Valentino Rossi ‘Di Vale’ Pasta Helmet (Mugello): Valentino Rossi had a uniquely Italian helmet design for his home race at Mugello in 2014. The helmet was made to look like a pasta box, complete with Rigatoni pasta, a brand label called ‘Di Vale’, and cooking instructions for 46 minutes. The helmet also featured the phrase “non scuoce mai”, which means “doesn’t overcook” – a reference aimed at his critics. http://rossihelmets.com/valentino-rossi-di-vale-pasta-helmet-mugello-2014/
Valentino Rossi SoleLuna LED Helmet (Qatar): For the opening race of the season held in Qatar at the Losail circuit, Valentino Rossi customised his SoleLuna helmet design to feature a spoiler that contained LED lights in it. The spoiler lit up during the night race sessions and illuminated the back of Rossi’s helmet and leathers, creating an eye-catching effect. More: http://rossihelmets.com/valentino-rossi-led-helmet-qatar-2014/
Valentino Rossi ‘Wish You Were Here’ Helmet (Misano 2013): For the 2013 Italian MotoGP at Misano, Valentino came out with a beautiful tribute to the late Marco Simoncelli with a helmet design based on the song “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd. This is one of Valentino’s most personal and subdued helmet designs that he has ever produced, and it became an instant fan favorite.
Valentino Rossi Turtle Helmet (Mugello 2013): Valentino Rossi revealed a new design at Mugello called The Turtle, or Tartaruga – it was created as a tribute to one of his earliest racing mascots, and also served as a self-mocking reference to the fact that he was struggling to be as fast as the leading three riders of Lorenzo, Pedrosa, and Marquez. http://rossihelmets.com/valentino-rossi-turtle-aka-tartaruga-helmet-mugello-2013/