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 :
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!