Luis Salom 2016 AGV Pista GP Mexicano helmet

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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.

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Sam Lowes Silverstone helmet

Sam Lowes showed his patriotic side at the Silverstone Moto2 race with a customised helmet design that read ‘Home Sweet Home’. You can see him showing it off in the photograph below. Silverstone was a real family affair this year for the Lowes twins as Alex Lowes was deputising for the injured Bradley Smith in the Tech 3 MotoGP team.

Lowes updated the top of his helmet to include a giant heart which had the phrase written in red letters inside it.

The happy homecoming for Sam Lowes would sadly take a darker turn however. Lowes had been fast in every session at Silverstone and started the Moto2 race on Pole Position, before going on to lead the first 7 laps of the race. Lowes remained fast throughout the race and in the closing stages he started to push forwards again to compete for victory. Despite this dream-start at his home GP, fate (in the shape of Johan Zarco), had other plans for Sam Lowes. Zarco collided with Lowes with only a few laps to go taking them both out of the race and ending Sam’s hunt for a podium.

Sam Lowes said:

“I had some problems early in the race, but then later it was easy for me to recover: in the final stages I was feeling really comfortable so, with three laps to go, I passed Zarco and I was already thinking about catching Luthi, because I felt to have something in the pocket,” Lowes said.

“Then Zarco made a move on the inside, pushing me off track with a stupid manoeuvre. Zarco made something wrong, and I think he made it on purpose, so he deserved to be penalised, but at this point I don’t care about it: apart from the Championship, today was a special day for me and I wanted to win, but for this it was not possible.

“I worked hard during all the weekend and I was fast on both dry and wet, then in the race I was in a good position to win. I really wanted to get the win in my home race, and it’s a difficult to accept this situation, because I didn’t make any mistake.”

Shark Helmets release Johann Zarco and Scott Redding replica helmets

Shark Helmets release Johann Zarco and Scott Redding replica helmets

Shark Helmets are showing their Moto2 boys some love by releasing Scott Redding and Johann Zarco replica helmets in their S700S range. The Scotting Redidng helmet design has already been introduced to the ‘top-of-the-range’ Shark Race R Pro range also.

Built on the same basis as the S900, the S700S will open up these replica helmets to a wider range of buyers as they are available at a much more affordable price (usually around £169.99 in the UK).

You can pick up the Scott Redding Shark S700S helmet from SportsbikeShop.co.uk for only £169.99. Check it out HERE

Or, check out the Scott Redding Race R Pro helmet

Shoya Tomizawa limited edition tribute helmet

Shoei X-12 Shoya Tomizawa Helmet
The Shoya Tomizawa limited edition helmet is now available at Sportsbikeshop.co.uk.

Sportsbikeshop.co.uk are also offering free UK delivery, and a free spare Shoei visor.

It is just over a year ago that Tomizawa lost his life in the 2010 Misano Moto2 race – and this helmet is a fitting tribute. Find out more on our product page here: Shoya Tomizawa Tribute Helmet or check it out over at Sportsbikeshop.co.uk

New Shoei Shoya Tomizawa replica helmet

Shoei have released a beautiful tribute to the late Shoya Tomizawa by releasing a limited edition race replica.

Tomizawa sadly lost his life at the Misano round of the 2010 Moto2 season after he came of his bike and was hit by Scott Redding and Alex De Angelis. This helmet has been released as a tribute to the popular rider.

The Shoya Tomizawa replica helmet has been released in the Shoei X-12 range and features the exact same graphics and design that Tomizawa raced in. The front of the helmet is an off-white colour with the red spot in the center and rear of the helmet features an urban cityscape with ‘Shoya’ written in graffiti style text.

Product Description:

# Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System
# CW-1 Shield
# AIM+ Shell Construction (Snell M2010-Approved)
# 5 Shell Sizes
# Aero Edge 2 Spoiler
# Ventilation System
# Dual-Layer EPS Liner
# 3D Max Dry Interior System
# E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick Release System)
# Chin Curtain
# Breath Guard
# 5-Year Warranty

If you want to find out more, including who currently stocks the Tomizawa helmet online, then check out the Product Page