Valentino Rossi unveiled a special helmet design on Saturday morning at Mugello.
This year’s helmet features a mix of a football theme and a #69 in tribute to Nicky Hayden – the 6 of Rossi’s 46 blending with Hayden’s number.
Rossi, is battling chest and stomach injuries this weekend following a motocross training accident.
He was 14th fastest on Friday.
The Doctor starts this weekend third in the world championship, 23 points behind Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales after falling on the final lap while chasing victory at Le Mans.