Andrea Iannone Mugello helmet (2017)

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Mugello 2017

The Mugello MotoGP always inspires many of the Italian riders to come up with a special one-off helmet design to mark the occasion, and many riders this year are choosing to pay tribute to Nicky Hayden in their designs.

Valentino Rossi used a football design to honour both Francesco Totti (his friend who retired from football) and Nicky Hayden, and Andrea Iannone has used his entire helmet to pay tribute to Hayden.

The design features a blue sky graphic with clouds covering the helmet, with the word ‘Nicky’ written in large letters across the top of the helmet. One side of Iannone’s helmet also features Haydens ’69’ race number, while the other features Iannone’s usual ’29’ race number.

A simple and effective tribute to Nicky Hayden who is greatly missed by the riders and fans alike.

Here is a 360 degree video of Andrea Iannone’s ‘Nicky Hayden Tribute’ helmet:

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Check out more photos of Andrea Iannone’s Mugello helmet for 2017 below:

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Nicky Hayden tribute helmet Mugello 2017

Andrea Iannone Indy MotoGP 2013 helmet

Andrea Iannone Indy MotoGP 2013 helmet

Andrea Iannone Indy AGV helmet

Andrea Iannone is no stranger to dropping a new special helmet design to pay tribute to a race or a significant event (our favorite was probably the tribute to the Seagull he killed in Australia).

Iannone will usually have a special design for the Mugello Italian MotoGP and he has also adpoted one-off graphics to celebrate the US rounds in MotoGP.

In 2013 when he was racing for the Pramac Ducati team, Iannone and AGV ran a competition for fans to come up with a design for the Indianapolis MotoGP. The winner would see their design get created on Iannone’s Pista GP helmet and used in the race.

The winning design was a beautiful looking ‘Stars and Stripes’ design, which featured the stars at the front of the helmet, with the red and white stripes running across the rear. The top of the lid had a huge silver star, and the chin and sides featured Iannone’s race number.

Video showing the making of Andrea Iannone’s 2013 Indianapolis race helmet:

Andrea Iannone Indy MotoGP 2013 helmet

Andrea Iannone Indy MotoGP 2013 helmet

Andrea Iannone Indy MotoGP 2013 helmet

Andrea Iannone Indy MotoGP 2013 helmet

This particular helmet is not available as a replica, but you can check out all the other Andrea Iannone race replicas that are available HERE.

Andrea Iannone Valencia test helmet (Suzuki)

Andrea Iannone Suzuki Test Helmet

Andrea Iannone Suzuki Test Helmet

Andrea Iannone marked his move from Ducati to Suzuki for his first test on the GSX-RR at Valencia with a new one-off helmet design…..that was all about moving house.

The design was black and yellow on his AGV Pista GP helmet and it featured various icons and logos that you might see on a removal firm, complete with a ‘this side up’ arrow on the rear, a removal truck with the number 29 on it, and icons of removal men on the sides. The word ‘Traslochi‘ features on the front which is basically Italian for ‘removals’.

Iannone did well on his first outing for the factory Suzuki team and finished his first day of testing in 7th place in the overall standings.

Andrea Iannone Suzuki

Iannone said:

“I am very happy because we work without pressure, without stress, to understand the situation and at the moment everything is okay. The guys inside the garage are fantastic and this is very important. The feeling generally is good, also with the bike. We remain focussed for tomorrow. We will try to change a little bit more parts on the bike, but only for experience, to understand the different aspects. It was unfortunate about the crash, but here it is especially dangerous in the right hand corners when the temperature goes down. I came back after the crash and everything was ok. We will try to continue this work and improve a bit tomorrow.”

Check out Andrea Iannone’s ‘removal’ or ‘moving house’ helmet in the video that he posted to social media below


Andrea Iannone Suzuki