‘Back to the Future Part II’ inspired AGV Pista GP R
Valentino Rossi is famous for some outlandish helmet designs but always comes up with something special for Misano, with a Back to the Future Part II inspired helmet design for the 2018 running, calling on iconic imagery from the classic movie franchise.
This year AGV and Valentino Rossi are celebrating the return to Misano of the nine-time World Champion with the Back to the Future Part II graphic featuring the faces of Valentino and Silvano Galbusera, his crew chief since 2013, replacing those of Marty McFly and Doc.
The duo have been catapulted back to the circuit after 2017’s forced absence, when Rossi had to forfeit just days before the event. The top of his Pista GP R, AGV top of the line racing helmet, showcases the lettering “Back to Misano” in large yellow and orange script as a nod to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Rossi’s home base.
The forehead features the Italian shield of the AGV logo, a detail that has shown Valentino through more than 20 years of his career. And there are movie references, of course, as well, such as the helmet’s right panel, featuring the date of Valentino’s last appearance in Misano, in addition to the current date.
The left side shows off a DeLorean, the car that the characters used to travel through time thanks to the ‘flux capacitor’, represented on the back of the Pista GP R.
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