2008 Valentino Rossi Signed Replica Yamaha AGV K-3 MotoGp Championship Season Helmet
Rossi signed replica of his iconic “Face of Speed” design helmet.
Of all the helmets designed by Aldo Drudi for Rossi, the one that caused the biggest surprise when he unveiled it on Friday morning in the pit lane was undoubtedly the one with his speed face.
Rossi explained that Drudi had asked him to fake the expression on his face as he reached 340km/h at the San Donato braking point, the most impressive point on the track for the riders. It is undoubtedly the most spectacular and memorable design.
Not many could get away with putting their own face on their helmet, but for his home race in 2008 that’s exactly when Valentino Rossi did.
Rossi’s helmet designer Aldo Drudi asked what face he makes behind the visor when racing around the iconic Mugello circuit and his reaction became the design.
It takes extra significance as it was Rossi’s helmet for his last Italian GP win – not that he or his fans would have known it at the time.
This signed helmet comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.