1987 Jonathan Palmer Race Worn Sportscar Helmet
Rare Arai GP-N model helmet worn by British Formula One, Sports, Rally and Touring Car driver Jonathan Palmer. This highly collectible helmet was painted by Doug Ayre in Palmer’s classic blue, white and red pin stripe design with the ‘JP’ initial logo on either side. The helmet was used by Palmer during the 1987/88 racing seasons. It is believed to have been used for closed cockpit racing (Sports/Touring/Rally Car) and was worn without a visor. It was most likely used in one of Palmer’s endurance sports car events while driving the Porsche 962.
Palmer, who is the father of former F1 star Jolyon Palmer, spent seven years in F1 and Endurance Sports Car racing. He also competed in the British Touring Car Championship for a number of years and tried his hand at Rallycross as well. Along with having many top ten finishes in F1, other career highlights included winning the 1984 1000 km of Brands Hatch and scoring a second in class at Le Mans in 1985 in a Group C Porsche.
The helmet comes with a full Certificate Of Authenticity.