I consider the PistaGP helmet a tribute to Gino Amisano, an entrepreneur I admired for his ability to innovate, the records he achieved, and the competitive spirit with which he faced every challenge.
PISTA GP, THE FIRST OF A NEW GENERATION OF HELMETS RESULTING FROM THE AGV EXTREME STANDARDS PROJECT
Friday 23 March 2012, Valentino Rossi’s brand-new PistaGP helmet was presented in Jerez de la Frontera. It is the first of a new generation of helmets that are the outcome of the AGV EXTREME STANDARDS project, a process that revolutionises the design method and testing of helmets, with the aim of improving, in a demonstrable and measurable way, protection, ergonomics and comfort for riders.
The presentation press conference was attended also by Valentino Rossi who confirms, "I am very happy with the PistaGP, it feels like I am not wearing a helmet. Its aerodynamics have increased, with excellent ventilation and exaggerated visibility, like switching from the TV to the cinema".
The AGV EXTREME STANDARDS project, established in 2009 with Valentino Rossi as its leading rider, is ready to get on the track with the first PistaGP helmet.