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Roberto Locatelli decides on a change of image

Roberto Locatelli decides on a change of image

Roberto Locatelli decides on a change of image

Italian rider Roberto Locatelli has decided to break with tradition and change his familiar image, by cutting his hair. The Aprilia star has done away with his long blonde mane, in favour of a new shorter look.

The first reaction around the paddock was one of surprise, as Locatelli has not sported short hair since his debut in the quarter-litre class of the World Championships. The Italian of course then went on to compete in the 125cc category where he won a world title.

When asked about the reasons behind the change, Locatelli said his shorter style gave him a younger image, although he did quip that his helmet manufacturer had advised him to do so as it would prove more aerodynamic when racing.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Grand Prix of Japan, Roberto Locatelli

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