The 2007 MotoGP season was significant as it marked the introduction of the 800cc motorbikes. Previously in 2006 riders and teams were using 990cc bikes and many experts predicted that these smaller 800cc bikes would favour riders like Dani Pedrosa racing for Repsol Honda. The reality was very different and it was Ducati, with their new signing Casey Stoner, that dominated the season from pretty much start to finish, a season which saw Casey Stoner take the world championship. Ducati’s dominance was so total at the beginning of the season it took months for the other teams to fully catch up and match their pace.
Valentino Rossi had another frustrating season, but despite performance gap between the Yamaha and the Ducati, Valentino managed to have some nail-biting battles with Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa throughout the season and ended up finishing the in 3rd place.
The usual colour and fun was injected into the MotoGP season from a number of one-off Valentino Rossi helmet designs which included the Fiat 500 livery from Assen, and the fan-favorite ‘Heart‘ design that Valentino wore for the Mugello MotoGP. Browse all Valentino Rossi’s 2007 MotoGP helmets below.
2007 Valentino Rossi Helmets
Rossi began testing for the 2007 season with a custom designed helmet that featured a sword. This was part of a livery that extended on to his bike, and the sword design represented a message.
The Drudi designed Gothic helmet was a recurring design in 2006 and 2007 with various colour variations. A striking and bold design, Rossi raced primarily with the Gothic Yellow version in 2007.
The Yamaha team came out to race at Assen in 1950’s inspired livery to celebrate the launch of the famous ‘500′ Fiat car. Rossi’s helmet topped off the look with a record on the top and a picture of Valentino playing the guitar whilst sporting a 1950’s haircut.
Aldo Drudi designed an iconic Heart design for the Mugello round of the 2007 MotoGP season. The heart held significance for the fans and the Italian press. Rossi won his 6th consecutive GP race at Mugello in 2006.
The Valentino Rossi Dreamtime helmet first appeared in Australia in 2007 at Philip Island. The helmet design takes its inspiration from ancient Aboriginal art. Once again, this is an Aldo Drudi designed helmet and one of Valentino’s most beautiful and intricate helmet designs.