Valentino Rossi was honored when his design was used by Formula 1 racer Lando Norris during the race at the Monza Grand Prix, last weekend. He also plans to exchange helmets with Lando Norris soon.
Ahead of facing the 13th series race at the Misano Circuit, Italy, Rossi said that he was very happy and proud to see Norris spur the speed of his land jet while using attributes in the form of helmets and shoes with the design of The Doctor at Monza.
Norris is known to idolize Rossi so it is not strange that every attribute used by Italian racers has always been his inspiration. The two racers of different ages have met for the first time at Silverstone.
At that time Norris not only met with Rossi, but also had the honor to hand over the trophy to the occupants of the MotoGP podium, Moto2, and Moto3. After racing, he did not forget to shop Rossi merchandise.
Norris did not waste the opportunity to prove his love for Rossi. He also published helmet photos through Instagram social media accounts while paving at the Monza Circuit. Similar to the helmet style used by Rossi in MotoGP, Norris’s helmet also features the symbol of The Doctor, ‘Soleluna’, which is the sun and moon.
Not only that, the color also matches the color of Rossi’s mainstay, yellow and blue. “For me, it’s an honor, because at the start of the season, new drivers like Lando and Alexander Albon arrived. They said that by growing up, they were following the MotoGP and they were following me, so they were my fans. And that was something good. I love that feeling, “Rossi was quoted as saying on Crash, Saturday (09/14/2019).
“Lando did a great job, so it was a great pleasure, yes. Now we will exchange helmets as soon as possible. I met Lando at Silverstone, and he is a very good man. He is very young, he is 19 years old. But he is very smart and it seems like he has more experience than his age. So, I’m also a fan. “