MotoGP: Rossi reveals Misano Simoncelli tribute helmet

It wouldn’t be a home round for Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi without the obligatory special helmet reveal.

Shown off by artist Aldo Drudi and then sported by Rossi in FP3, the 2013 Misano special is a tribute to late friend and rider Marco Simoncelli, whom the Misano track is also now named after :


wish you were here

Wish you were here…a Pink Floyd themed tribute to Marc Simoncelli
Image via Valnetino Rossi’s Facebook account

Rossi posted the image above to Facebook, along with the following Pink Floyd lyric to explain why he chose their Wish You Were Here album artwork for his special lid:

“How I wish, how I wish you were here We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl year after year, running over the same old ground What have we found? The same old fears. Wish you were here.”

The cover art featuring two people shaking hands appears on the back.

A beautiful design and a touching tribute, hope we get some Rossi success so it gets a lot of coverage!





    1. Have an eye on this myself as I want a mini version of this one myself to add to my collection!

      Haven’t heard anything yet (imagining there may be some image copyright issues with Pink Floyd, same as with the donkey helmet, though that eventually made an appearance) but as I am keeping watch myself will post if I hear anything!

      Thanks for posting!

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