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26 April 2020 | News

Stolen helmet returned to D’Alberto part of latest Parked Up podcast

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.

Listen to the entire episode on iTunes, Spotify or below!


16m – Molly Taylor, 2017 Australian Rally Champion and TCR Australia driver
28m – Naomi Rebeschini, Honda Australia PR manager
47m – Leanne Tander, Australian Formula Ford champion and TCR Australia driver