Rossi's 2016 Misano AGV Helmet Graphic

This year's Drudi Performance design is themed after one of Rossi’s favorite flicks.

Rossi's 2016 Misano helmet
Valentino Rossi delighted the Misano home crowd when he made a late charge, securing second place on the front row for the San Marino GP, making it a perfect 1-2 for the Movistar Yamaha team.©Motorcyclist

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. This year's helmet, which he wore today at Misano, is themed after one of Rossi's favorite films, The Blues Brothers.

Jake and Elwood Blues
On top of the AGV Pista GPR helmet is Rossi and his longtime friend and assistant Alessio “Uccio” Salucci as Jake and Elwood Blues.©Motorcyclist
The famous '74 Dodge Monaco "Bluesmobile."
The famous '74 Dodge Monaco "Bluesmobile."©Motorcyclist

On top of the helmet (www.agv.com), Rossi and his longtime friend and assistant Alessio "Uccio" Salucci recreate the film's movie poster, acting respectively as Jake and Elwood Blues played in the movie by Dan Aykroyd and the late 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 Blues Brothers in Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades and fedora hats. The movie characters' Bluesmobile police car is  featured on the sides.

Vale, VR46
Vale’s fluo-yellow No. 46 is on the back, as are his dogs Cesare and Cecilia and his orange cat Rossano.©Motorcyclist