Valentino Rossi arrived in Misano hungry... for success. Maybe that's why the special graphics on his helmet for his home race were inspired by (along with his trusted Aldo Drudi) the best local food.
The sun and the moon, his historical symbols, have respectively turned into a piadina (Italian flat bread) and a watermelon, with the writing "Misano menu" on the back of the helmet. There's enough to satisfy his hunger and fuel up, so that he can give his fans a race to remember.
He also has two very special fans on the back of his helmet: his pets: Rossano, his cat, and his dogs, Ulisse and Penelope, holding a banner and flags to cheer their master on.
They will join the thousands of people in the stands who are expected tomorrow for the race. And Valentino's job is that of not letting them go away on an empty stomach... of emotions.