The latest Valentino Rossi replica helmet named “Wish” features Pink Floyd album art, which pays tribute to his late friend and fellow racer Marco Simoncelli. The helmet was presented at the Misano circuit during the 2013 San Marino Grand Prix and is now available in a limited edition for American fans.
The design evokes the cover of Pink Floyd’s legendary Wish You Were Here album. On top of the helmet, two robotic hands join with four natural elements on the background (water, air, earth and fire). Meanwhile, the rear of the helmet displays an iconic image from the legendary British group’s masterpiece: two men—one in flames—shaking hands in an industrial setting. The Corsa “Wish” is faithful to Vale’s race original, even including the Monster Energy “M claw” logo on the helmet’s chin guard and sides.
AGV’s Corsa combines road-going characteristics like adjustable ventilation and improved comfort with the performance standards of the racing-focused Pista GP. The Corsa was developed with AGV Extreme Standards, an innovative process that revolutionizes the helmet design method to measurably and demonstratively improve protection, ergonomics, comfort, reliability and environmental impact.
The design process starts with the components that are in direct contact with the head and progresses outward to the outermost shell.