MotoGP: Rossi goes Mexican with winter testing helmet

MotoGP Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2018 Helmet

MotoGP Valentino Rossi Winter Test 2018 Helmet

Valentino Rossi is taking inspiration from Latin America for his 2018 winter testing helmet with Aldo Drudi's latest creation inspired by the Huichol bead art of Mexico. The nine-time world champion will sport the livery on his AVG Pista GP for this season's three winter outings in Malaysia, Thailand and Qatar after debuting it last month in a private test.

Also running a variation of the design on his car driving lid at the Monza Rally, which he won in December, he says the art work is something that he's always loved and that the design is perfect.

“Huichol art immediately intrigued me, because it uses many of my symbols, like the sun and moon or the turtle. We have tried to recreate the effect of the beads that the Mexicans use to bring color and shape to these objects, but to do so with a Valentino Rossi twist.

"The helmet looks really good, Aldo Drudi did a great job, as did Davide in particular, the graphics and coloring manager at Drudi Performance; he created the beads with a brush, one by one. We might say that the helmet has become a work of art, something we’ve never seen before.”

However, with MCN's sources saying that the design took almost a hundred hours to complete, Rossi won't be wanting to crash it when testing resumes on the 28th of this month at the Sepang circuit.

Latest NEWS You might be interested in

NEWS Tag Cloud

Saurav Jyoti Offer HMSI New Upgrades BN600 Limited Edition Palpa Rossi Concept Motorcycle Agni Moto Inc Classic Expansion RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS Spy Shot Multistrada Syakar Honda Jerez Malaysia Cash Discount Duke 250 Pleasure Navi Suzuki Gixxer SF Johhy Rea TVS Akula 310 launch Marquez Winter Test 2018 RAC CB400F Hayabusa Thailand GP Tornado 302R Inazuma COTA Centuro KTM International Trading Livo 110 XR125 Interest Rates Malaysia GP Tech3 Yamaha R650 Lorenzo Hero Cataunya GP TRK502 FZ Talkies Missano New Launch Glamour Media NEWS Scooter CBR400R Renegade NOC Apache RR 310 LRF 250 Enduro Dashain Offer New Vehicle Registration Akula Crash Pulsar AS200 2075 Adventure 390 BS III Jorge Lorenzo MIchele Pirro Racemandu Rumours Sales Report Dealership TVS Akula 310 concept Germany Dominar 400 QatarGP Helmet BJ600 Dani Pedrosa v3 Suzuki Assen Valencia Pantero Earthquake Relief Benelli Winner 2018 Valentino Rossi honda two wheelers RC 390 Pulsar AS150 Pulsar RS 200 Fuel Economy ST Papio Just Bikes 390 Adventure Saluto GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA Controversy CatalunyaGP NS200 Monkey bike Lewis Hamilton Marc Marquez CBR150R Passion Pro Bhaktapur F1 Andrea Dovizioso MotoPG Vinales Movistar Yamaha Offers Discountinued Exchange Offer Carl Crutchlow VG Automobiles Sym Scooters 2017 Australia Himalayan SG Global Jupiter Concept Bike New Colors Thunderbird 190L Pulsar CS400 RR310 Legend CRF250 Rally JnJ Stolen Bikes Duke 390 NGM KTM Opinions BS IV Syakar Trading Riding Styles Hansaraj Hansa Japan tour CS400 IME Automotives Motorcycle Max Biaggi Update Ntorq Two-wheelers CB160R Path 22 New Year Campaign Winglets Audi TNT135 Repsol Honda CX-01 concept STX 150 Scooters Repsol Q2 RC390 Classic 500 150SS Racer Hetauda HF Dawn HONDA AFRICA TWIN Xtreme Sports Anna business group Apache Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Bullet 500 Zest 2016 Ninja 300 Sepang Test Pulsar 150 TD Passion XR 400 NK Scooter Day Star City Plus Department of Transport Management Sales Birjung Fazer Mahindra Rumour Czech Grand Prix Nepal Petroleum Dealers Association Splendor Pro Classic Aerodynamics Pulsar SS400 Karizma Mercedes CB Trigger Repsol Honda Team Rai Motors Adventure Bike Luis Salom Aragon MotoGP Swish Nepal Police CRF250Rally Moto2 RC 200 Dio Ray Tax Petrol Valencia Test Morang Autoworks Jerez GP Splendor iSmart Kawasaki Sepang MotoGP Tech 3 Yamaha Mojo Injury Update Mexico GP MV Agusta Andrea Iannone Aprilia 50 years Pulsar TVS Racing Brutale 1090R Hunter Shankar Group Cal Crutchlow Petrol Crisis Lemoto D-Lifestyles Lets CTX700 Iannone 24x7 service Pulsar 150 Africa Twin FrenchGP CB Unicorn Apache RTR 200 FZ25 Motorcyle Gixxer Digital License Activa 125 Motorcycle Registration RE Maha Test Drive Mela CB Twister 650 NK TVS Motor Company Hansaraj Hulaschand TNT 135 Madrid Auto Show Activa Circuit of the Americas in Texas Johann Zarco RTR RC213V Avenger 2018 Qatar Budget 2074 EICMA CBR 650F XRE 300 World Superbikes NADA Auto Show Celebration UM Global HMSI INDIA LAUNCH Duke 200 Golcha Thunderbird 500 TNT 600i New Launches Pramac Racing Access Cliq Motorcycles Nepal Traffic Police New Showroom SR 125 Activa-i TVS Akula 310 CFMoto AS150 The Wheels Hansaraj Hulas Chand Crossover Royal Enfield TVS Motors PTT Gearventure Bike Nepal Continental GT Hornet Duet Argentine Grand Prix Turbo Nepal 3rd edition Jack Miller Phillip Island Stoner BMW G 310 R Nepal xDrive Hybrid Victor Fascino Valencia Motogp Mugello MotoGP Price Acquistion Harris Performance BMW Hunk Movistar Scrambler TNT300 Jagdamba Motors New Driving License system Procedures India News Bajaj Future British GP Dovizioso SR150 FZ-S Grand Prix of Argentina NADA 2017 MINORU KATO Pulsar RS200 Monza NEWS Zarco honda dio Green Fly Spain Jawa Monster Tech3 Triump CRF Discontinued Isle of Man TT BN 302 Winners Sepang Render Image M1 Andrea Innanone commuter motorcycle 150 NK New Specifications Brutale Italia limited edition Husqvarna R 1200 Yamaha Gixxer SF R15 MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN New Year GS Pedrosa Upcoming Bikes Maverick Vinales volkswagen Australian GP MotoGP Xtreet Dirt Bike Accident Gusto Dovizios honda scooters New Motorcycles 250 Stat NEW HONDA SCOOTER LAUNCH Hayate Dare Venture Showroom Harley-Davidson Tech 3 Ganesh International Folgar Pulsar 200SS World Champion Dominar Euro IV Vitpilen 401 R6 TVS CBR500R Alex Rins VG Suzuki Motorcycle ETX 150 Schemes Danilo Petrucci TVS Akula 310 design CB400X Le Mans GP Scheme Barcelona GP LCR Honda NCell India Puslar 160 Sport Aprilla Honda Nepal 125cc Installment Procedures Honda Diesel Crisis Ducati YZF R3 UNICEF Nepal HONDA INDIA 150 SCOOTER Vespa R400 GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM Motegi Rally AS200 Argetine GP CRF250L Discover 100T Japan Lin Jarvis