Rossi and Iannone debut testing special helmets

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Valentino Rossi has unveiled his traditional winter testing helmet, rolling out the new lid in Sepang, retaining his usual winter theme with a snowman painted on the top of the helmet.

His fellow Italian Andrea Iannone also rolled out a special edition, dedicated to the seagull he came into contact with in dramatic style at Philip Island last year.

Rossi has spent most of the opening day of the test near the podium, running consistently at the same pace as Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, while Andrea Iannone has carried forwards his 2015 momentum to currently lie fifth.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer