We are delighted to offer this genuine Takuma Sato helmet that was used during the 2005 Formula One season for promotional purposes by the works Honda F1 team.
The helmet bears Sato’s trademark design with silver base, fluo orange striping and airbrushed blue grid on the crown and sides. It has Lucky strike, Ray Ban and Honda sponsorship logos and was painted (as are all of Takuma’s originals) by Studio Kome in a Japan.
The correct Arai GP5 helmet itself is fully Snell 2000 rated and marked TS0504R to the rear indicating it was the fourth official team replica painted of the 2005 helmet by Kome on the exact same shell as Takuma’s race helmets. The smoked visor has been hand signed in silver sharpie by Takuma.
Significant signed pieces from the double Indanapolis 500 winner rarely come to market making this a very attractive collectible.