The 2005 MotoGP season was another successful year for Valentino Rossi who would go on to win 11 races and secure his 7th World Championship title (and his 5th consecutive premier class title).
The 2005 MotoGP season started in April in Jerez and was dominated by Valentino Rossi who stood on the Podium 16 times (from 17 races). Marco Melandri took second place in the championship but despite his strong performance he was still 147 points behind Rossi when the season was over.
Despite Rossi’s domination, the 2005 season was full of drama and thrilling battles on the racetrack, most notably between Rossi and Sete Gibernau whose relationship continued to deteriorate after the pair clashed on the last lap of the Jerez MotoGP.
As usual, Valentino Rossi changed his helmet a number of times during the season, and you can see all the helmet designs he used, including his traditional one off special for the 2005 Mugello MotoGP. Check all the 2005 Valentino Rossi helmets below.
2005 Valentino Rossi Helmets
Another Mugello classic – this helmet was created to celebrate Valentino Rossi being awarded an honory doctorate from his local University, thereby making him an actual doctor.
Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards both rode with special livery at Laguna Seca in 2005 to celebrate Yamaha’s 50th anniversary. The design was based on the livery that Kenny Roberts used to run with in the 1970s.
Rossi took his 7th World Championship at the Malaysian MotoGP on 25th September 2005. Rossi celebrated with a typical over-the-top performance after the race that involved the seven dwarfs and wore a helmet on the return to parc fermé with the number 7 in bold black on the front.
The AGV Rossi White Zoo helmet was worn at the final round of the 2005 MotoGP season in Valencia. The helmet features a zoo of exotic cartoon animals and a large phoenix rising towards the sun.
The Gauloises Yamaha team went to Australia for testing at the close of Rossi’s victorious 2005 season. Another distinctive helmet was used, with the graphics once again based around the ‘sun’ and ‘moon’ design.