This is the Luis Salom 2016 Moto2 helmet. Designed by Aldo Drudi on an AGV Pista GP helmet, this is probably one of the most eyecatching helmet designs ever to be seen in Moto2.
The design was an update of Luis Salom’s ‘Mexicano’ helmet from 2015, and the 2016 version had a beautiful blend of pink and blue across the design. A colour scheme like this is pretty rare. The top of the helmet featured an animal skull which is flanked by painted roses and thorns wrapping themselves around the sides of the helmet. The rear features the words ‘Mexicano’.
Luis Salom raced with an AGV Pista GP helmet in Moto2.
Luis Salom was tragically killed in in 2016 when he was involved in a crash at Turn 12 in Barcelona during the Moto2 Free Practice session.
I’d love to see this released as a replica by AGV, it would be a fitting tribute to another talented young racer who lost their life too early in the pursuit of their dreams.