Valentino Rossi signed AGV GP-Tech, Misano 2010, full size helmet
Misano, Italy, Sunday, 5th September, 2010
Valentino Rossi always has a special helmet designed for all the races that take place in Italy, and Misano holds an extra-special place in Rossi’s MotoGP calendar as it is only a short distance from his home town of Tavullia.
And true to form, and to much delight from the fans, Rossi got Aldo Drudi to come up with a unique helmet design for the race that has gone on to become known as ‘The Clock’ or ‘Time To Wake Up’. As usual the design the Valentino chose contained a message.
The helmet featured a giant alarm clock with the word “DRRR!” (signifying the sound of the alarm) written down the side in cartoon lettering.
The design was said to have two meanings, one was to signify that it was time for Rossi to wake up and start winning races again and banking some points – Valentino had already missed four races with a broken leg, and he had just come to Misano off the back of a poor performance in Indianapolis.
The alarm clock also signified Rossi’s terrible timekeeping. The rear of the helmet featured the Italian flag, the crest of his home town Tavullia, and his two bulldogs. The sun and moon featured around the sides.
“The helmet is a joke about my timekeeping. We have put a big clock on the top of it with a different helmet showing the right time for each session so I make sure that I arrive on time!” V Rossi.
This official AGV GP-Tech helmet is a numbered limited edition and is in excellent condition for 10 years old, featuring a full-fitted interior and excellent graphic. Hand signed on the visor by Valentino with full Certificate of Authenticity from our signing in London.
Unique opportunity, enquiries welcome.