Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi debuted his 2018 winter take a look at AGV helmet in Sepang, harkening again to his iconic design with Aldo Drudi from 1996.
There’s nobody fairly like nine-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi, from his youthful enthusiasm for racing (regardless of being nearly 39 years outdated) to his attention-grabbing AGV helmets. As has been his customized, there’s at all times a number of new designs launched throughout winter checks and the 2 Italian grand prix races. For 2018, Rossi unveiled a brand new model of his iconic sole/luna (solar and moon), relationship again to his debut season in 1996.
Then, as now, Rossi labored with Italian designer and household buddy Aldo Drudi. The 2018 model is a 100 p.c carbon AGV Pista GP R helmet made in Italy, up to date to point out the uncooked carbon below the clear coat on the luna facet. One other trendy contact is the detachable built-in hydration system with consuming valve positioned contained in the chin of the helmet for a relentless and clean hydration throughout driving.
Drudi lives in Riccione, Italy, 100 kilometers away from Ferrari and Ducati. He turned pals with Rossi’s father Graziano throughout his racing profession within the late 1970s, and has been pals with the Rossi household ever since.
The solar and moon are stated to mirror the 2 sides of Valentino Rossi’s persona and the 2 traits that racers are required to have—the constructive sunny facet, and the darker aggressive facet that makes them wish to win in any respect prices.
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Rossi’s 2017 season was not considered one of his finest, with the Italian scuffling with Yamaha chassis points and tire grip. He received in Assen and simply examined sturdy in Sepang this week. He’s said he’ll determine on his future as a racer after the Circuit of The Americas spherical in Austin, Texas, this April.
The AGV Pista GP R Carbon Rossi 20 Years reproduction helmet is $1,599, obtainable someday in mid-2018.