Tony D’Alberto issues public appeal to find his Bathurst helmet

APPEAL: Tony D’Alberto during this year's drivers parade in the Bathurst CBD. Photo: JAMES WRIGHT
APPEAL: Tony D’Alberto during this year's drivers parade in the Bathurst CBD. Photo: JAMES WRIGHT

SUPERCARS driver Tony D’Alberto is appealing for help to find the helmet he wore to a podium finish in last year’s Bathurst 1000.

Supercars.com has reported the helmet was stolen from the DJR Team Penske driver’s road car, parked outside his Melbourne home, just prior to this year’s Sandown 500.

It holds particular sentimental value to the 32-year-old because his drive last year alongside Fabian Coulthard gave him his first Bathurst podium in his 13th Great Race start.

D’Alberto posted about the theft on Facebook on Monday and has asked anyone with information to get in contact via his page.

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“When it happened we got the police involved, but nothing has come of it and Fabs suggested we put it on Facebook and get it out there,” D’Alberto told Supercars.com.

“The car got broken into at home and the helmet was sitting in there because I use it for my GT and production car racing.

“It was sitting behind my seat all tucked away in a bag, so I don’t think they went into the car for the helmet, but that’s what they found.

“It’s very sentimental to me because of the Bathurst podium and means nothing to anyone else; they can’t sell it.

“I don’t really care about who stole it. All I want is to get it back.”

D’Alberto and Coulthard finished ninth in Sunday’s Great Race.

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