MotoGP: Valentino Rossi's Misano World Circuit AGV Helmet

Blues Brothers-inspired graphics for the Doctor

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, he wore a helmet with graphics inspired by The Blues Brothers, one of Rossi's favorite films.

Valentino Rossi's Blues Brothers inspired AGV Helmet graphics
Valentino Rossi pulled out a Blues Brothers-inspired graphics to his hometown Misano World Circuit.Photo Courtesy of AGV
Valentino Rossi's Blues Brothers inspired AGV helmet
The Blues Brothers inspiration can be seen from any angle on the helmet including the Bluesmobile police car on either side of Valentino Rossi's helmet.Photo Courtesy of AGV

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.