The board of directors for the Misano World Circuit in Rimini, Italy, announced the circuit’s name will become associated with the late Marco Simoncelli. The site of the San Marino Grand Prix and Simoncellli’s home track, the Misano circuit will bear Simoncelli’s name in some fashion, though the official name won’t be announced until after […]
AGV Releases Marco Simoncelli Tribute Helmets
AGV has revealed an updated version of its Marco Simoncelli tribute GP-Tech full-face helmet and a pilot-style visored open-face helmet in the colors of the late motorcycle racer.
The AGV GP-Tech Special Marco Simoncelli Tribute helmet has been restyled to more closely resemble the late MotoGP racer’s helmet. Key changes include the addition of a Dainese logo on top of the helmet shell and a heart graphic in the colors of the Japanese flag Simoncelli had added in memory of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Even more notable, enough to question why it wasn’t done for the original version of the tribute helmet, is Simoncelli’s signature #58. The previous version used the number 1, for some reason.
The open-faced helmet offers a similar design with a pilot-style visor with aluminum-finish side plates and leather effects.
The full-faced helmet sells for 749 euros (US$971) and comes with a T-shirt. The open-faced version retails for a much lower 149 euros (US$193).