For the second year running I have worked with Axcil to create his very unique helmet which has deep roots in his origins.
This year we introduced a silver flake base and used candies on the horizontal stripes which wrap around the sides and back of the helmet and are a nod to his native Zimbabwean flag. The flakes and candies are a great combination, in the sun they really ping and catch the eye and give the helmet a different aspect compared to the more solid vibrant colours used on the Ndebele style African style patterns.
The native Soapstone bird and the red star were essential to be kept on the helmet with little changing to them, the white ‘halo’ bands were made slimmer and more streamline to allow more of the African patterns on the helmet to be shown whilst accommodating Axcils main helmet sponsor, ‘UVEX‘.
The African pattern design which we created exclusively for the crown of Axcils helmet was also retained as this is a very distinctive element of the helmet and is instantly recognisable on the race track. The bottom pattern was modified slightly from last year and keeps to the Ndebele style, however it only includes colours from the Zimbabwean national flag – a subtle change which would go unnoticed unless the helmets were put together.