MotoGP: Valentino Rossi's 2017 Winter Test AGV Pista GP R Helmet

The Doctor shows off his "Winter Test" special helmets at the first tests in Sepang

Valentino Rossi's 2017 MotoGP Winter Test helmet
Rossi's hometown is featured in a snow-globe-themed design which was fitting for the 2017 Winter Tests for the MotoGP season.Photo Courtesy of AGV

The 2017 MotoGP season has started and Valentino Rossi brought out his new winter-snow-globe-themed AGV Pista GP R "Winter Test" special helmet at the first tests in Sepang.

Designed as a snow globe, the helmet pays homage to the Doctor’s hometown, featuring the miniature of the picturesque landscape of Tavullia covered with snow, enclosed in a glass sphere. On the top-left of the visor, the trac sign of the town of birth and the speed limit, which is obviously 46 km/h. On the front of the helmet, next to the city hall and to the wall with the Ocial Fan Club’s banner, the AGV tricolor logo stands out, the distinctive element that for more than 20 years now supports Valentino throughout his incredible career. On the chin-guard, the distinctive fluo-yellow number 46 crosses the wooden base of the snow globe, which encloses the head of the nine-time World Champion up to the Biplano spoiler of the helmet.

The Pista GP R is the evolution of the AGV's Pista GP, the Moto GP helmet, and is the most protective helmet ever developed. This full carbon helmet offers an increased field of vision through the introduction of Race 3 Max Pinlock, a Class 1 Optic visor with 100% Max Vision Pinlock (120) and is characterized by a new-patented Visor Lock System (VLS). Aerodynamic performance has been improved thanks to the new wind-tunnel-tested Biplano rear spoiler, while comfort benefits from a new-patented interior structure and an implemented Integrated Ventilation System (IVS). Pista GP R is the first helmet to include a hydration system, featuring internal channels and a drinking valve placed inside the chin area.