So, the 2011 MotoGP season is getting unerway in Qatar, and Valentino Rossi has unveiled a new helmet design that looks like becoming his default helmet for 2011. This helmet will probably replce the previous 5 Continents helmet that Rossi has used as his primary helmet for the last few years.
In our opinion it is much nicer than the yellow and black helmet design that Rossi was using during pre-season testing.
True to form, this new design features the ‘sun and moon’ motifs – the sun being featured at the front of the helmet and radiating backwards, while the moon is positioned at the rear. The moon is composed of the colours of the Italain flag (red, white, green) – probably in tribute to Rossi being on a Ducati and making an ‘all-Italian’ dream-team.
Check out the photos below (click to enlarge):
Images from Alex Briggs