Valentino Rossi's signed AGV helmet on eBay

Proceeds to go to children's charity

ITALIAN MOTORCYCLE clothing manufacturer, Dainese, has put a genuine Valentino Rossi AGV helmet up for sale on the international auction site, eBay. Proceeds of the sale will be donated to the non-profit organisation 'Un sognoper il Gaslini Onlus' association ('A dream for Gaslini Children's Hospital).

The helmet is not the first piece of Rossi racing memorabilia to be auctioned by Dainese " his leathers, boots and gloves were put up for sale in 2005 and 2006. However, this special AGV " autographed by Rossi " was the helmet he wore during the Italian GP at Mugello in June 2007. Designed by Aldo Drudi, only three units were ever made.

The eBay auction is scheduled to begin at 12.00pm on Thursday, 22 November and will end at the same time on Tuesday, 27 November. The bidding will start at €1 (one euro) and direct access to the eBay page can be accessed via

The 'Un sogno per il Gaslini Onlus' association was started to help in the completion of a new unit at Genoa's Giannina Gaslini hospital, Italy's largest children's hospital. As well as helping in this worthy charitable cause, the winning bidder will receive the AGV helmet from Rossi himself.