Marc Márquez’s “RETRO” helmet for the German Grand Prix
Marc Márquez will wear a special “Retro” helmet this weekend at the German Grand Prix, a very special track for the Cervera-born rider, where he has achieved a total of 10 consecutive victories from 2010 to 2019.
With the design of this helmet, Marc wants to pay homage to motorsport in its essence, Marquez wants to evoke the purest form of motorcycling, going back to the late 70s and early 80s. A time with great legendary champions valued around the world, where the image and heroics of racing began to grow, and the design of the helmets became a key attribute of the rider on the track.
The helmet that Marc Márquez will wear emulates the design of that time with a “Retro” style from forty years ago. An eroded aesthetic, as if the helmet had been designed forty years ago and is being used once more after being stored away for decades, will debut in 2021 in Germany.
“I’m really excited to be able to wear this special ‘Retro’ helmet on one of my favorite circuits. I wanted to honor the legendary riders of the late 70s and 80s by designing a helmet, and in conjunction with my designer Dave Designs, we thought that a characteristic design that evoked the helmets that were worn at the time, was a beautiful way to pay this tribute to them.”
The prestigious Japanese brand Shoei Helmets will produce two replica helmets of this new Marc Márquez design. One with the NXR-2, Shoei’s most recently launched model, and the other with the Glamster model, the Neo-Classic helmet of the Japanese brand. All fans who wish to can purchase them at the beginning of next year, 2022, when they will go on sale.