Franco Morbidelli secured the Moto2 World Championship at the Malaysian GP in Sepang, and this is the helmet design he had painted on to his AGV Pista GP R helmet to celebrate.
Morbidelli secured the 2017 Moto2 crown at the Sepang International Circuit when Tom Luthi, the only other rider with a chance of challenging Morbidelli, was ruled unfit to ride by medical staff after he fractured an ankle in the qualifying session.
Despite securing the title before the race had even started, Morbidelli still had plenty of fight left and he took 3rd position in the race behind Binder and Oliveira.
Morbidelli’s Moto2 championship victory makes him the first Italian racer to win the second-tier title since the late Marco Simoncelli in 2008.
Shortly after the victory Morbidelli revaled his new helmet design which featured a design painted by Aldo Drudi. The helmet had a cartoon Brazilian parrot wearing a crown on the top of the helmet. Morbidelli has raced with this cartoon parrot motif in past races and he had it created as a tribute to his Brazilain heritage (his mother is from Brazil and his father is Italian).
The helmet also feature gold text on the side that reads ‘Campeao mundial‘ (World Champion) and has ‘Che Ritmo‘ written on the rear, which roughly means ‘That Rhythm’.
Check out the photos below of Franco Morbidelli’s ‘World Champion’ helmet:
And here is the official AGV announcement of the design that they posted on instagram: