AGV Winter Test Helmet (Philip Island 2005)

Location: Philip Island, Australia

Date: February, 2005

Position: 1st (unofficial fastest lap time of the 3 days)


Straight after Rossi’s vworld championship 2005 season, the Gauloises Yamaha team went out to Philip Island in Australia for testing in preparation for the 2006 season. Rossi took the overall fastest lap time over the course of the three day testing session, and the test also marked he beginning of Rossi fruitful partnership with Colin Edwards who had become his team-mate at Yamaha.

Valentino Rossi said:
“This morning we tried some different settings from yesterday and they worked better. We found more agility in the bike. Then we continued testing tyres for Michelin, which were good. The test has been quite positive and we have collected some useful information which we’ll continue to work with when we return here soon.”

As usual, Rossi came out for testing with a new helmet design. Staying with his usual Sun and Moon motif, Rossi had a striking, bright neon-yellow and black helmet, featuring a black moon and a jaggard yellow sun that dominated the left-hand side of the helmet and stretched around to the back.


Image Gallery of the AGV Winter Test Helmet (Philip Island 2005):







The winter 2005 test helmet was released for general sale. Currently you can order directly from the AGV website: BUY IT HERE