Minichamps has announced a 1/8 replica of Valentino Rossi’s helmet which he wore at the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island in 2004. This is not yet released, but it is available for Pre-order (find out where to buy at the bottom of the page). The helmet will be a certain collectors item and will come with a presentation stand.
This helmet design celebrated Rossi’s first World Championship with Yamaha. On the cool-down lap Valentino Rossi stopped to change into a specially designed helmet to celebrate his achievement. The helmet was plain white, and had the words ‘Che Spettacolo’ written in bold black lettering around the helmet and featured the number ‘46′ on the top. ‘Che Spettacolo’ means ‘The Special One’ in Italian.
Image Gallery of Minichamps Rossi 2004 Phillip Island Helmet (1:8 Scale Diecast):