2010 Photo Retrospective, Part 1: Scott Jones MotoGP Photos

The Omen: Valentino Rossi's Laguna Seca helmet merely confirmed that he was leaving Yamaha

A mixed year: Capirossi's struggles on the Suzuki convinced him to move on, while Bautista grew as the season progressed

Everybody's favorite 17-year-old: Scott Redding

It was not to be for Casey Stoner in 2010. 2011 looks like being a different kettle of fish

He came, he saw, he impressed. Ben Spies didn't conquer the world on his MotoGP debut, but he did frighten a lot of people

#99 was unstoppable in 2010

The face of the future: Marc Marquez was hugely impressive on his way to the 125cc title. Look out Moto2...

Dani Pedrosa proved his worth in 2010, pushing Jorge Lorenzo hard for the MotoGP title

The facilities may leave a lot to be desired, but the light at Laguna Seca is stunning

Those mysterious Ducati winglets turned out to be for cooling after all

2010 was a great year for alliteration, as Tech Trois Team Texas demonstrated

A fractured vertebra ruined Hiroshi Aoyama's first year in MotoGP

Roger Lee Hayden got a chance to ride the LCR Honda MotoGP bike. He did much better on that than on his Pedercini Kawasaki WSBK ride

Aleix Espargaro demonstrates the Rossi Route through the Corkscrew

Some tough negotiating - and a string of strong results - saw Andrea Dovizioso retain his Repsol Honda ride for 2011


Ocean Mist

About to disappear: the smell of burnt two-stroke oil

The green, green grass of Silverstone

The Brothers Espargaro, taking it in turns to be brolly dollies

A glorious English summer afternoon

Reviled by the Grand Prix purists, the close racing in Moto2 captured the hearts of the fans

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Does anyone know what about the helmet made it known Rossi was moving to Ducati. Is it the pictures of the people? I see his father in one picture but canno? tell the rest.

It's been said like "The helmet featured photos of crew chief Jeremy Burgess, team manager Davide Brivio and the rest of his team, with pics of his father Graziano Rossi, mother Stefania Palma, stepbrother Luca and stepsister Clara, girlfriend Marwa Klebi, best friend Uccio, Italian rock star Vasco Rossi, his bulldogs Cecilia and Cesare and many others who are important for the Italian."