In lieu of the pandemic, organizers of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride urged riders to continue to suit up, but ride solo or in small groups in observance of social distancing practices. Many were more than happy to comply, posting photos of their own solo rides in support of the cause.

Watch: Stunt rider celebrates DGR by power sliding MV Agusta image

One rider, however, decided to do things a little differently. That rider is Thibaut Nogues, official stunt rider for MV Agusta.


Just today, the Italian motorcycle company released a video showing the French stunt champion power sliding through mountain roads of the French Riviera while in a suit. While MV Agusta did not say it is in support of the DGR, the timing of the video is pretty close.

Watch: Stunt rider celebrates DGR by power sliding MV Agusta image

The video is called “Pursuit of Happiness - Mr Nogues II” and is a sequel to his first video “Back in Black, Mr Nogues” where the stunt rider plays a spy riding out to an important rendezvous.

In the video, Nogues rides his specially prepared F3 800 up in the Alpes Maritimes. He’s tailed by a Superveloce ridden by an evil henchman.

Watch: Stunt rider celebrates DGR by power sliding MV Agusta image

Nogues, when not shooting hair-raising films in glam locations, is the front man and star rider of MV Agusta’s Freestyle Division, led by former racing ace Virginio Ferrari. Since 2019, the team took part in dozens of motorcycling events around Europe, ranging from MotoGP and SuperBike rounds to fairs and exhibitions. The social media reach of Thibaut Nogues and MV Agusta’s Freestyle Division reaches millions with hundreds of thousands of views within a few days of the publication of every new video.