Sergei Vlasov came up with a new helmet design
Shortly before the start of the next motor racing season of the championship of Italy CIV Sergei Vlasov introduced new drawings on his helmet.
The idea to paint the top part of his combat uniform with “Alice in Wonderland” characters occurred to the Yakhnich Motosport racer per se. The Russian pilot dedicated this Lewis Carol theme to his daughter - Alice. Modestly he noted his daughter is a constant companion of his motor racing career, as her birth coincided with the start of Sergei’s interest in motorcycles and races.
Vlasov’s helmet carries pictures of three main characters of “Alice in Wonderland”: Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit and Caterpillar. Besides, there is an image of the double-headed eagle on the front of the helmet. The man who actually drew it all on the helmet is the aerograph artist Vyacheslav Kabanov.
It is worth noting here the helmet works well as a talisman: during the test races in Imola Sergei fell off the bike but neither him nor his helmet got even a tiny scratch.