Lorenzo: Pearly King or MotoGP royalty?

2,000 Swarovski crystals for the Champ

Looking more like a Pearly King than MotoGP royalty, Jorge Lorenzo sported a gold helmet that featured a crystal encrusted halo.

The typical black and white of Lorenzo's helmet was replaced by gold and the Por Fuera logo featured 2,000 Swarovski crystals, the X-Lite helmet was valued at €12,000. Lorenzo joked that his second place on the grid position was due to the helmet: "Maybe I could have gone faster, but I did not want to risk damaging the helmet." On Sunday however Lorenzo ruled.

Still this attempt of GP royalty is trumped by the Spaniard's arch-rival, Valentino Rossi. As part of Rossi's championship win bonus with AGV the Italian recieves a golden helmet, with a diamond studded AGV logo. Probably a contract deal that AGV regret handing out seven golden helmets, that are now locked away in a secure Italian bank vault.

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