Aldo Drudi

Born in Cattolica on 4 November 1958, Aldo Drudi is one of the most famous designers in the world of motorcycling, although he works in a variety of other sectors too. After completing his studies at the Istituto d’arte and the Accademia di grafica pubblicitaria in Florence, Drudi made his debut in the world of motorcycling in the early ‘80s when he designed the fairing and colours for the Morbidelli 500. His first helmet design was for Graziano Rossi and since then he has become the designer of choice for many riders, from Lucchinelli to Schwantz, Reggiani to Doohan, Biaggi to Simoncelli, as well as Valentino Rossi of course. Drudi works with Dainese, is chief designer for Spidi and Arai, and also designs clothing for Ducati and Yamaha. In 2016 with Honda he created the Burasca 1200 and in 2017 he designed the Anvera Crossover boat. Together with La Gazzetta dello Sport and the Milan Museum of Science he organised the recent ‘Colours of MotoGP exhibition’. For the first Festival dello Sport he curated the ‘Drudi performance: racing colours’ exhibition while for the second edition he designed the Festival poster.