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Misano helps Rossi with special ‘home’ helmet

Misano helps Rossi with special ‘home’ helmet

During FP3 at the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Valentino Rossi took to the track with a special helmet, dedicated to his home race.  

Located only a few kilometers from Tavullia, the Misano circuit has a special meaning for Rossi, both because of fans declaring their affection, and because of the familiarity he has with the track where he first started riding.

On the right and left sides of the carbon helmet PistaGP, Rossi carries the words "Misano ci dà una mano", meaning "Misano helps you". 

Rossi feels a close tie to his homeland and his roots, so he decided to include typical elements of his original environment in the design.

The helmet is characterised by a light-blue background, and, in bright and fluo colors, it features several unique marks.

These include handprints of the mechanics of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, the prints of his beloved dogs Cesare and Cecilia, together with those of his red cat Rossano; the lip marks of the women of his life – his mother Stefania and his girlfriend Linda; and, last but not least, the fingerprint of his friend and designer Aldo Drudi, who has always supported him throughout these creative experiences.

MotoGP, 2014, GP TIM DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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