Caschi d’Oro awards recognise riders of the year

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Valentino Rossi was the guest of honour at Caschi d’Oro award ceremony in Bologna on Monday, organised by Italian publication Motosprint.

MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi received two awards at the Caschi d’Oro awards in Bologna this week.

The 30 year-old was given the Casco d’Oro (Golden Helmet) for his 2009 World title, and Top Rider, which was voted for by readers of Motosprint.

The ceremony also rewarded several others, with World Championship riders Andrea Dovizioso, Marco Simoncelli and Mattia Pasini all receiving awards, along with MX1 World Champion Antonio Cairoli.

Giampiero Sacchi, Piaggio’s Head of Sport, picked up the Italian group’s awards for the 250cc and 125cc constructors’ titles.

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