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Images of Valentino Rossi's 2021 Mugello Special Edition Helmet
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MotoGP: Valentino Rossi’s 2021 Mugello Design

May 312021

Saturday’s at the MotoGP Mugello Grand Prix wouldn’t be the same without “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi unveiling a special edition helmet design to wear throughout the Tuscan weekender.

The design - which is a collaboration between Rossi and legendary graphic artist and helmet painter Aldo Drudi - is always a closely guarded secret in the run up to the Italian race weekend. What’s more, his traditional Saturday-morning unveiling has become a special moment in the season.

“I communicate through symbols, colours and numbers in the design”, continued Rossi, talking about the tradition of his helmets. “Ever since I have been a rider, on my helmet, I have always had the symbols of the sun and the moon. I like them graphically, but in a way, they also represent me: I’m both the day and the night, the good and the bad, the angel and the devil. In a way this is what every good rider should be”.

 

“It’s a surreal graphic this year”, explains Aldo Drudi,  “the 2.0 version of the 2016 edition Mugello design. The idea is to play with the words and make people smile. It’s a Friesian dairy  cow”, explains Aldo. “Why if the cow goes ‘muuuu’, doesn't the blackbird (merlo, in Italian) go ‘mee’? On the back the skyline of Scarperia with the medieval tower of Palace that characterizes the village next to Mugello circuit. 

Each helmet tells a story, a particular moment in Valentino’s career. “I communicate through symbols, colours and numbers in the design”, continued Rossi, talking about the tradition of his helmets. “Ever since I have been a rider, on my helmet, I have always had the symbols of the sun and the moon. I like them graphically, but in a way, they also represent me: I’m both the day and the night, the good and the bad, the angel and the devil. In a way this is what every good rider should be”.

 

“It’s a surreal graphic this year”, explains Aldo Drudi,  “the 2.0 version of the 2016 edition Mugello design. The idea is to play with the words and make people smile. It’s a Friesian dairy  cow”, explains Aldo. “Why if the cow goes ‘muuuu’, doesn't the blackbird (merlo, in Italian) go ‘mee’? On the back the skyline of Scarperia with the medieval tower of Palace that characterizes the village next to Mugello circuit. 

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