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MotoGP, Nine’s a charm with Valentino: Academy riders in Valencia with Rossi's helmets

ALL THE PHOTOS - Bagnaia, Marini, Morbidelli, Vietti, Bezzecchi, Manzi, Migno, Antonelli, and Surra will wear some of the Doctor's iconic graphics in the race

MotoGP: Nine’s a charm with Valentino: Academy riders in Valencia with Rossi's helmets

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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.

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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