1999 250cc Class
In 1999 Valentino Rossi was still racing for Aprilia and managed to better his previous season by becoming 250cc World Champion collecting 5 pole positions, taking 9 wins, and finishing the season with 309 points (over 100 points more than he collected in his second place 1998 season).
1999 would be Valentino’s last season in the 250cc class and he moved up to the 500cc Class in 2000.
1999 Valentino Rossi Helmets:
The Sun and Moon remained a constant design in 1999, and Rossi wore a number of variations on the same basic design. This version was the predominant helmet and was worn for the greater part of the season.
Rossi took his second victory of the season at Mugello in 1999 and came dressed for the occasion as a tribute to ‘Peace and Love’.
In 1999 Valentino Rossi became the youngest ever 250 World Champion riding for Aprilia. To celebrate his achievements a special Drudi designed World Championship helmet was created.