This is Valentino Rossi's special Misano helmet, which the Italian superstar will use for his second and final home round of the season.

The 'expletives' on the helmet seem to signify the confusion and frustration of Rossi's debut season with Ducati.

Writing on Twitter, Rossi's mechanic Alex Briggs said of the new helmet: "[The] basic translation in english would be WTF!"

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Rossi, a seven time MotoGP champion, has been outside the top ten throughout practice and qualifying.