MotoGP: Valentino Rossi’s 2013 Mugello Helmet

06/01/2013 @ 1:30 am, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

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Another Italian GP at Mugello, and another special AGV helmet for Valentino Rossi. A wink to his new non-alien status, Rossi’s AGV Pista GP lid is obviously painted up like a turtleshell, implying the Italian’s pace to his rivals (note  the colored figures running along the chin bar of the helmet).

Whether you are a fan of The Doctor or not, you have to admit the G.O.A.T. is taking his new place in MotoGP in stride (at least publicly)…though don’t count him out just yet. Second-fastest in FP1 & FP2 on his 2013 Yamaha YZR-M1, Rossi was also fourth-quickest in this morning’s FP3 session — counting him out of a podium, and even a race win, at Mugello would be unwise.

Source: ValentinoRossi.com

Comment:

  1. Wow, green turtle :D
    What does it mean?

  2. L2C says:

    “The turtle has few predators, which gives it an innocent energy. This also increases its lifespan, and so holds the symbolic meaning for longevity in many cultures.

    Did you know the turtle is one of the oldest living animal ancestors walking on the earth today? The oldest fossils of turtles are dated at over 200 million years old. This is highly symbolic. It indicates the turtle is a symbol of longevity, endurance, persistence, and the continuation of life (sometimes against incredible odds).

    -Ever hear of the old adage “slow and steady wins the race.”? Not only is the turtle’s walking pace sure and steady, but so is its insistence at being a part of biological life on this earth. Something to consider when connecting with the turtle as a guide and mentor in living a dynamic, long life.”

    http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-symbolism-turtle.html

    Also see: http://www.quijano.net/tq/turtlesymbolism.html

    Anyway, I love Rossi’s ability to be self-deprecating. He’s not going to go out as a sore loser, that’s for sure. He seems to never lose his center. And that is rare.

    And I also love his new helmet. It’s one of his best.

  3. L2C says:

    “The turtle has few predators, which gives it an innocent energy. This also increases its lifespan, and so holds the symbolic meaning for longevity in many cultures.

    Did you know the turtle is one of the oldest living animal ancestors walking on the earth today? The oldest fossils of turtles are dated at over 200 million years old. This is highly symbolic. It indicates the turtle is a symbol of longevity, endurance, persistence, and the continuation of life (sometimes against incredible odds).

    -Ever hear of the old adage “slow and steady wins the race.”? Not only is the turtle’s walking pace sure and steady, but so is its insistence at being a part of biological life on this earth. Something to consider when connecting with the turtle as a guide and mentor in living a dynamic, long life.”

    http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-symbolism-turtle.html

    Anyway, I love Rossi’s ability to be self-deprecatiing. He’s not going to go out as a sore loser, that’s for sure.

    And I love his new helmet. It’s one of his best yet.

  4. Faust says:

    I like this one. The man definitely has a sense of humor, and I really hope something good happens for him this weekend.

  5. L2C says:

    Major blog fart, JB.

  6. “Anyway, I love Rossi’s ability to be self-deprecating. He’s not going to go out as a sore loser, that’s for sure. He seems to never lose his center. And that is rare.”

    I completely agree, and it’s one of the many reasons why Rossi holds his fan base to this day. It’s a great balance to be a serious competitor and yet not take oneself too seriously.

  7. L2C, you got tagged as spam because of that link.