MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is one of the most popular athletes on the planet. Sunglass maker Oakley not only sponsors the 39-year-old Italian and the wildly popular Mugello circuit race in early June, it also produces limited-edition sunglasses to commemorate eight of the most iconic circuits on the calendar.
Losail, Circuit of The Americas, LeMans, Mugello, Catalunya, Assen, Phillip Island, and Valencia were chosen as the creative springboard for the 2018 Oakley MotoGP collection. Between 150 and 200 pieces are produced for each event, with prices ranging from $173 to $373 each. The first six production runs have sold out, with the Phillip Island glasses arriving on October 25. Rossi’s teammate Maverick Viñales and reigning world champion Marc Márquez are also sponsored by Oakley, so if you’re not part of the club giallo di rossi, collecting limited-edition glasses won’t single you out.
Oakley Holbrook Mix Losail MotoGP Limited-Edition Glasses: $203
Oakley Turbine Rotor Americas MotoGP Limited-Edition Glasses: $193
Oakley Holston LeMans MotoGP Limited-Edition Glasses: $173
Oakley Carbon Shift Mugello MotoGP Limited-Edition Glasses: $373
Oakley Targetline Catalunya MotoGP Limited-Edition Glasses: $173
Oakley Holbrook R Assen MotoGP Limited-Edition Glasses: $193
Rossi currently sits in second place in the world championship, 41 points behind Márquez, and just six points ahead of Viñales. Will the veteran outfox his younger competitors to win his 10th title? Can Viñales sort out his mid-race issues, or will Márquez waltz and slide his way to his third consecutive title? Either way, Oakley certainly has the cards stacked in its favor.