Sebastien Tortelli wore this
helmet on his way to a World
Championship. This was back
when he wore Oxbow gear and
was on a Kawasaki. He gave me
this helmet. Seb liked designs
that weren’t too wild. He showed
me what the gear looked like, so
I wanted everything to match.
Sebastien was one of the first
guys in Europe to wear the Speed
Wing that I came up with. As you
can see, he broke off the tip of it.
On the helmet Seb wrote,
“Thanks to support me over in
Europe to get that World title.
Hope we’ll have other good years
together. Best regards, Sebastien.”
That was cool of him to give me
his helmet. I probably painted 10
helmets for Tortelli over his career.