Press Release from AGV: Every year for his home MotoGP round at Misano World Circuit, Valentino Rossi collaborates with designer Aldo Drudi to create a special AGV helmet graphic that he unveils on qualifying day. For this year’s version, the theme is The Blues Brothers, one of Rossi’s favorite films.
On top of the helmet (AGV’s new Pista GP R model), he and longtime friend and assistant Alessio “Uccio” Salucci recreate the film’s movie poster, acting respectively as Dan Akroyd and John Belushi. Above them, the words “Sweet Home Misano” play on the title of the Robert Johnson blues standard “Sweet Home Chicago,” a rendition of which is included in the movie’s soundtrack. Vale’s fluo-yellow No. 46 is on the back, as are his dogs Cesare and Cecilia and his orange cat Rossano, all imitating the Elwood Brothers in Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades and fedora hats. The movie characters’ Bluesmobile police car is featured on the sides.