Lando Norris set to use a Valentino Rossi inspired helmet for Italian Grand Prix

05-09-2019 16:58 | Updated: 05-09-2019 17:07
by Louis Shaw
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Lando Norris set to use a Valentino Rossi inspired helmet for Italian Grand Prix

Lando Norris will use a Valentino Rossi-inspired helmet design for the Italian Grand Prix. The 9-time Motorcycle World Champion is one of Norris' sporting heroes and the two recently met up at the Moto GP British Grand Prix. 

“It’s something I’ve always loved doing: [designing] my own kit, in karting I used to have different helmets, boots, sticker kits, whatever. You’re more limited in car racing," Norris said to Motorsportweek.

“But for the races I can, I want to have special helmets and boots.

“For this one, I already spoke to Valentino quite a while ago on social media about trying to sort this as I have to ask him if I can do it.

“It was just an opportunity to make this race more special, something to remember it by, and that was by having more of a connection with Valentino, the guy I’ve always looked up to, my hero, from Italy, so it was more of a dedication to him than anyone else.”

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