Two-time AMA Pro SuperSport national champion James Rispoli is moving up to challenge the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class for 2013, and he’ll debut AGV’s new Pista GP helmet. He’s the first rider in the U.S. to wear it.
“I am more than thrilled to represent Dainese and AGV again this year,” he said. “I work extremely hard both on and off the track and I know how hard Dainese and AGV work to make sure I am covered each season with only the best safety apparel. That safety factor turns into confidence on the track and ultimately in my performance in each race. I want to thank everyone at Dainese and AGV for their continued support and all the innovations put into each and every product they design for motorcyclists worldwide to wear.”
The Pista GP was created as part of the AGV Extreme Standards Helmet project. Developing began by taking measurement of riders’ heads with a digital scanner. These measurements were then used to design the helmet from the “inside out.”
The program uses FEM (Finite Elements Analysis) to set new standards as regards safety, comfort and ergonomics. The raw materials and technologies used in production have a low environmental impact, according to Dainese.
The helmet will be available in the U.S. in October.