Photographs of Valentino Rossi’s 2017 Sepang Winter Test helmet

MotoGP winter tests got underway this week at Sepang for the 2017 season, and many of the riders are out on track in their new liveries giving their MotoGP machines their first shakedown of 2017.

Valentino Rossi usually has a new helmet design for these test sessions and over the last few years he has been creating designs that poke fun at the MotoGP tradition of having a winter test in tropical conditions like Mayalsia.

This year is no different and Rossi has hit the track sporting new graphics on his AGV Pista GP helmet that show his home town of Tavullia on a smowy winter night.

Check the photos below.

Rossi Sepang 2017 helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi Sepang 2017

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi 2017 Sepang Winter Test Helmet

Valentino Rossi winter helmet

Rossi Sepang 2017 helmet

Valentino Rossi reveals new winter test helmet at Sepang (2016)

Valentino Rossi new winter test helmet at Sepang 2016

snowman valentino rossi

The MotoGP season has kicked off with the first test of 2016 that is being held in Malaysia at Sepang.

During the winter test sessions, Valentino Rossi often brings a new helmet design to the sessions, and this year is no different as he revealed a new ‘ironic’ winter design – ironic in the sense that Sepang is anything but cold or winter-like. This new helmet features a smiling snowman complete with scarf and hat positioned at the front of the helmet.

Check out the photos of Valentino Rossi’s 2016 Winter Test helmet from Sepang below:

Valentino Rossi snowman helmet

Rossi at Sepang 2016

Valentino Rossi new winter test helmet at Sepang 2016

Valentino Rossi new winter test helmet at Sepang 2016

Valentino Rossi’s new AGV prototype helmet at Sepang

valentino rossi agv prototype helmet

As well as getting to test his new Ducati GP12 at Sepang, Valentino Rossi also got the chance to test out a vicious looking prototype AGV helmet.

Rossi wore the helmet on Day 1 of the Sepang test before reverting to his ‘Marco Simoncelli Tribute Helmet‘ later on in the test.

The new AGV prototype helmet, which we will nickname ’46 Project’, as that was written down the side, was completely black, with an extended spoiler on the rear, that is presumably designed to help with aerodynamics and ensuring that wind resistance is more effectively passed over the rider. The visor looked wider, and the chin of the helmet also looked more aggressive and shaped.

When trying the new prototype helmet on, it is reported that Rossi said: “wow, it’s like being at the movies!”

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