Tony D’Alberto has revealed that he has welcomed his 2017 Bathurst 1000 podium helmet back into his possession.
D’Alberto, co-driver for DJR Team Penske and TCR Australia Honda driver, had the prized helmet stolen from his car back in 2018, as well number of other personal items.
The 34-year-old feared that he would never see the helmet again, however, a good samaritan contacted him recently with the surprising news that he has revealed as part of this week’s episode of the Parked Up podcast.
“This week, a guy sent me a private message on Instagram and said “Hey, I think I have something that belongs to you, I think I have your helmet,” he said.
“I didn’t believe it, I don’t know this guy, and he sent me some photos and I went and picked it up.
“The helmet is in pristine condition, no scratches. At the time, I was devastated. It meant so much to me, so I’m absolutely rapt. I never thought I’d see it again.”
D’Alberto hosts the Parked Up podcast, and this week, spoke with a three females involved in Australian motorsport – racing champions Molly Taylor and Leanne Tander as well as Naomi Rebeschini, Honda Australia PR manager.
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