It’s Misano, a local race for Valentino Rossi and his special helmet for the weekend is one of his best.
The helmet is covered by handprints which were made by his mechanics, his dogs paw prints his cats prints too and the two kisses, representing his mother and his girlfriend. The fingerprints on the AGV helmets design belong to the artist and his friend Aldo Drudi.
The Italian phrase on the helmet reads ‘Misano ti da una mano’, which translates as ‘Misano helps you’.
At the circuit named after his late friend and fellow racer Marco Simoncelli, it is lovely to see the number 58 right in the middle at the back, where hopefully it will get a lot of airtime this weekend as the Yamaha rider chases down his rivals.
One of Rossi’s best? Here’s some images to help you decide for yourself: