VALENTINO ROSSI ON THE TRACK IN SEPANG WITH AGV PISTA GP R 20 YEARS LIMITED EDITION
Valentino Rossi is back on the track with the SoleLuna original design 20 years after winning his first world championship title. The graphic that accompanied the rider from Tavullia on his career debut will be applied to the Pista GP R, the helmet at the top of the Racing AGV product range.
The Dainese Group brand, together with Aldo Drudi – historic helmet designer of the nine-time world champion – has developed a limited edition Pista GP R helmet that faithfully reproduces the graphic that was on the helmet Rossi wore in 1997 when he won his first world championship title. “It’s a beautiful helmet, I am honored that AGV has introduced it again because it brings to mind lots of unforgettable memories and victories,” said The Doctor, who will wear the exclusive Pista GP R during winter testing in Sepang.
The historic graphic has been given a modern twist. The AGV graphic designers and Drudi have updated the background colors: it is now the 100% carbon fiber shell that darkens the background on the side that was once painted black, and the yellow is now neon. The specially designed logo celebrating the 20th anniversary of Valentino Rossi’s first world championship title is positioned on the chin guard and puts on a good show.
A perfect combination of protection, performance and comfort, the Pista GP R is the result of AGV Extreme Standards. This innovative integrated design protocol revolutionizes the design process, enabling improved helmet performance in terms of its protection against impact, peripheral vision, design, weight, aerodynamics, ventilation and ergonomics. The innovative AGV Extreme Standards process raises the bar in terms of technology in helmet research and development, and represents a milestone in head protection systems.
The 3,000 AGV Pista GP R 20 Years Limited Edition helmets being produced will be available beginning February 2018.
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