2019 Alexandre Prémat Signed Race Winning Bathurst 1000 DJR/Penske Arai GP-6RC Supercars Helmet
This truly stunning Arai GP-6RC helmet is the actual race-worn Bathurst 1000 winning helmet of French driver Alexandre Prémat. The former Formula 3 and A1 GP Champion, and Le Mans winner began his V8 Supercars career in 2012 and drove for various teams in the Australian series until 2017 where he then joined the Dick Johnson / Team Penske Racing outfit. In 2019 the team acquired the new Ford Mustang Mk.6 cars and teamed Prémat up with co-driver and reigning V8 Supercars Champion Scott McLaughlin to drive their #17 entry in the series premiere event, the Bathurst 1000.
This was the third season in a row that the pair were co-drivers in this famous 1000 km enduro event, which is run over 161 laps. After the pair captured pole position, the race was unforgiving with five cars crashing out, not to mention the other mishaps and lead changes that occurred. McLaughlin and Prémat were among the fastest cars all day, with the majority of their time being spent at or near the front of the pack. The last 30 laps of this race always become a fuel strategy game, with all front-runners trying to save fuel in order to make it to the flag. After an incredible battle over the last few laps with the #97 van Gisbergen/ Tander, Triple Eight Racing entry, the #17 DJR/Penske car would manage to control their fuel consumption, hold on to the lead and take the chequered flag.
The helmet, painted by JCB designs, has a dark blue metallic base color and features the names of the three events where Prémat drove for the DJR/Penske team during the season (Bathurst, Gold Coast, and Sandown) in a lighter shade of blue. Around the eye-port and back of the helmet are white panels that are connected by wide side bands at the top and the middle. These have graphic red sections and lines that have Prémat’s name and sponsors Morgan and Pirteck branding logos within them. Also on both sides are major sponsor Shell Oil’s ‘Shell’ logo and just above this are the official Bathurst tech stickers. The chin has a red section with Shell V-Power lettering and logos and on the top front is a PPG decal. The design is finished off with gold pinstripes that run around the middle and back edges of the top and bottom bands. The visor bears a Repco/Mighty White sun strip and Prémat’s name.
The helmet comes as last used and has all its fittings still attached, including radio, radio cable, drinks tube connectors, air feed tube, and air pathways, and HANS post anchors. The helmet is also personally signed by both Alexandre Prémat and his co-driver Scott McLaughlin in gold sharpie.
This is a great chance to own not only a great looking helmet but one that was used for a race victory in one of the world’s most prestigious racing events.
The helmet comes with a full Certificate Of Authenticity.