Yamaha announced it will offer a leasing arrangement for its YZR-M1 engines to teams interested in racing in the MotoGP World Championship. The Japanese manufacturer has signed a leasing arrangement with MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports to supply engines for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons. Racing teams will be able to lease a Yamaha M1 […]
Valentino Rossi Shows Off His Face
With eyes wide open
Perhaps the most memorable helmet this season in MotoGP sat atop the head of the most memorable rider. Coincidence? The ‘Rossi Face’ helmet worn by Valentino Rossi at this year’s Mugello round is now for sale by AGV as a limited edition replica of the original helmet. Based on the range-topping GP-Tech, it benefits from the same safety features as Rossi’s, including the carbon/Kevlar shell. Rossi was recently named honorary president of AGV for his involvement in bringing worldwide attention to the long-time sponsor.
While owning a piece of motorsport history would indeed be well respected by fellow race enthusiasts, I would prefer having a picture of yours truly pasted across the top of my helmet. Call me conceited, I am okay with it.