Did you know that a new interesting attraction has appeared in Pesaro (Italy) – a 4-meter statue of the AGV Pista GP helmet in the traditional colors of Valentino Rossi?
Valentino was born in Urbino, but Pesaro (the nearest major city to Tavulya), where Rossi regularly hung out with school friends, has always been a Mecca for motorcycle and racing fans. There was always something going on in Pesaro, some kind of catering and scooter parties, meetings of owners of historical motorcycles, races on Autostrada Panoramica, and so on. Pesaro is not just called the Land of Motorcycle Racers!
On Monday, July 25, 2022, a new installation was presented at the Piazzale D’Annunzio in Pesaro: a small replica of the racetrack, in the center of which a huge Valentino Rossi helmet was installed. There are few photos yet. But the opening ceremony was led by the mayor of Pesaro, Matteo Ricci, and the hero of the occasion, Rossi himself, was present.
The construction of the monument was sponsored by local entrepreneurs Mauro and Mirko Tomasucci, owners of Tomasucci. But the customer of the project was the mayor’s office of Pesaro. The city authorities informed Valentino about the opening of the installation back in June.
“This is our duty to the Land of Motorcycle Racers to our native Pesaro, as well as to our great compatriot Valentino Rossi.
By placing this work of art facing the sea, we expect that numerous tourists arriving in our city by sea and regularly visiting the beaches of our city will know better the history of the Italian passion for speed,” said Mayor Ricci.
In fact, this monument is nothing more than an advertisement for a new racetrack that is being built in Pesaro. It will include a dirt oval, a cross-country track, and a ring track of small length, but with several configurations for different types of races – from minimoto to motard, but also with the possibility of going to the track and large motorcycles. There is a similar small track in Modena: the 2.4 km lap length does not prevent it from being used for amateur races, track days, and numerous tests, including racing cars and even formula cars.