Jorge Lorenzo is no stranger to a special helmet.
He also has a massive and well publicised love of computer games, he and his team-mate at Yamaha have been known to race each other online in the past, and he has worn a Halo themed helmet in the past.
The current world champion is also currently trying to play as many fans online as possible at his current favourite, the newly released Call Of Duty: Ghosts, so what better for the championship decider at Valencia than a special Call Of Duty themed helmet!
In a season where the Spaniard has already brought us a glowing helmet, a green version of his ‘mamba’ lid and a grafitti covered charity special you could forgive Lorenzo for running out of ideas.
Although he is known for being a gamer, this time he was beaten to the Call Of Duty theme several races ago.
Though most people won’t have even noticed.
Here’s American Moto2 wild-card rider James Rispoli’s special helmet from his appearance at Indianapolis back in August:
Rispoli featured his online gamer tag of “The Rocket7146” on his version so fans could go online and play against him too.
The American finished the Indy Moto2 Grand Prix in 25th using his Mistral powered GP Tech bike, a decent ride for a wild-card made even more credible given the fact he was directly behind the regular Mistral riders; Danny Kent and Louis Rossi for Tech3; who were 23rd and 24th respectively.
But not such a good finish for helmet-spotting!
Perhaps Rispoli and Lorenzo should get together for some online fun!
‘Call Of Duty’ does seem appropriate in title at least for the final round title shoot-out between Lorenzo and championship leader rookie revelation Marc Marquez (not a revelation in ability if you follow the support classes, but even for those in the know his adaptability and maturity have been astonishing) given the nature of the task in hand to win.
Hopefully his new HJC brings him better fortunes that previous years at Valencia, he was not fit to race in 2011 and was knocked off by a very apologetic James Ellison last year.