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Rossi Donkey Helmet!
Valentino Rossi has always been a pretty good joker with a good self-deprecating sense of humour, one of the reasons why he is so well regarded by his fans. Can you imagine Casey Stoner or Dani Pedrosa making fun of their mistakes by wearing a "donkey helmet" to the very next race? Neither can I...
Regarding Rossi's sudden wipeout at the 2009 Indianapolis round of the MotoGP Championship season, he said:
"It has been my first real mistake during this season: to regain some time after a corner out of trajectory, I had to brake where I shouldn't..."
And so, with good sense of humor he decided to emphasize his mistake showing an helmet with a very particular face on it: a donkey!!!
The Donkey takes place of The Doctor in Rossi's normal AGV helmet graphic, and it is a takeoff on the Rossi "face" helmet used at Mugello 2008 and 2009. This has become a new way for Valentino to communicate with all his fans and supporters.
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