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International influences for Rossi helmet design

International influences for Rossi helmet design

One of the many traits of Valentino Rossis colourful personality is his appreciation of intricate design, a quality which is so regularly reflected in the artwork displayed on the helmets he uses during his MotoGP battles.

One of the many traits of Valentino Rossis colourful personality is his appreciation of intricate design, a quality which is so regularly reflected in the artwork displayed on the helmets he uses during his MotoGP battles.

Having sported a typically eye-catching special birthday cake design recently in Jerez for the MotoGP Official test weekend, which coincided with the seven time World Champion turning 29, Rossi has another piece of spectacular headgear with him at this weekends season-opening Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar.

The new helmet graphics for the first race of 2008 still carry Rossis regular sun and moon features, with some extra elements added to represent the international nature of the MotoGP World Championship. The sun has been moved to a prominent position on the front to the helmet with its five points representing the five continents of the world.

Rossis helmets are supplied by AGV and designed by Aldo Drudi and the latest incarnation includes specific American Indian and Australian Aboriginal influences.

The Fiat Yamaha star will hope his fans across the globe will enjoy his new helmet display as much as his on track performances this weekend as he aims to get his 2008 season off to a good start at Losail.

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MotoGP, 2008, Commercialbank GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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