The riders at the Riders Academy wished to bid farewell to their teacher in the last race in Valencia with a very special gift. During the race, each one will use one of the special helmets that Valentino Rossi has worn throughout his career.
This is the list of riders with the graphics they’ll be using:
Francesco Bagnaia - What a Show 2004
Luca Marini - 5 Continents 2008
Franco Morbidelli - Peace&Love 1999
Celestino Vietti - Winter Test Sepang 2005
Marco Bezzecchi - SoleLuna 2003-2005
Stefano Manzi - SoleLuna 1996
Andrea Migno - Season 2001
Niccolò Antonelli - Laguna Seca 2005
Alberto Surra - SoleLuna 2020
In a certain sense, a helmet is the face of a rider - what makes him recognizable - and wearing the helmet of another rider is a gesture that indicates how important Valentino was for his students. So, in the Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP, 9 other Valentinos will be on the track for a special day.