Valentino Rossi helmet of the day

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To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132-page Valentino Rossi tribute “bookazine” available from November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day each day.

The MCN bookazine is called “Rossi – celebrating the greatest” and tracks the career of the man himself with exclusive words written by the eight-time World Champion as well as his father Graziano Rossi.

Priced at £7.99, it’s a limited edition glossy title written by the top names in the Grand Prix paddock – a must for every MotoGP and Valentino Rossi fan.

You can find it in newsagents from November 12 – or you can order your copy direct from Tower by calling 0845-6012672 or by visiting  (Quote code: ROSI). An extra charge for postage and packaging applies to mail order purchases.

Keep your eye on the Rossi lid of the day, as on November 11 we’ll be running a very special competition for one MCN online reader to win a Rossi replica AGV K3 helmet and ten runners-up will get a copy of our Rossi tribute to celebrate the launch.

Today’s lid is this mahogany-look lid worn by Valentino in his debut season with Yamaha in MotoGP in 2004.

Rossi had won the opening race of the year in 2004 at Welkom, South Africa, but followed that with a string of fourth places finishes.

As a result, Rossi turned up at the next round with this one-off paint scheme to celebrate him repeatedly winning the wooden spoon.

Rob Hull

By Rob Hull