After narrowly missing out on his 10th World Title in the 2015 MotoGP season, Valentino Rossi has stated that he will come back strong for the 2016 season and be doing everything he can to challange for the title.
2016 will be Valentino Rossi’s 20th Anniversary of wearing AGV helmets,so it is safe to assume that there will probably be quite a few special helmets throughout the course of the year.
Check out Valentino Rossi’s helmet designs from 2016 below:
At the first official MotoGP test of 2016, Valentino Rossi revealed a new AGV helmet design which was another ‘joke’ at having winter test sessions in the tropical heat of Malaysia. Rossi had previoulsy done this in 2015 with his ‘woolly hat’ helmet design.
This time he went for a Snowman, complete with winter scarf and hat, which juxtaposed the hot and humid conditions.
At the first of the season in Qatar, Valentino Rossi revealed a brand new SoleLuna helmet design which will be his primary race helmet for the 2016 MotoGP season.
New colours and geometric shapes are added to his usual Sun and Moon motif to create this spectacuar new design.
Valentino Rossi’s 2016 Mugello helmet was designed as a tribute to the fans the “Popolo Giallo” (the Yellow crowd) and the circuit itself.
This bright yellow helmet combined Mugello with the Italian for yellow (‘giallo’) to create ‘Mugiallo’.
Valentino Rossi’s 2016 Misano helmet was inspired by Rossi’s favorite film, ‘The Blues Brothers’.
This unique design saw Valentino and Uccio posing as the iconoc Blues Brothers with ‘Sweet Home Misano’ written above their heads.