Valentino Rossi: “The aim (of the new fairing) was to reduce wheelieing, important for the Austrian race, but I haven’t noted any big changes, it’s all more or less like before. We won’t homologate this for the next race, so that we don’t waste the only chance we have this season to introduce new aerodynamics.”
2018 Brno post race test, Valentino Rossi testing a very different “catfish” front fairing on his 2018 Yamaha YZR-M1.
Qatar MotoGP™ Official Test, 01 Mar – 03 Mar 2018
day 1 – Crutchlow, Rossi, Nakagami, Luthi, Lorenzo, Marquez
Buriram circuit, Thailand
Test2 2018, day2
Sepang international circuit, Malaysia
Back to the future
Valentino Rossi wears a replica of his 1996 helmet, in Sepang Test, due to his longtime collaboration with AGV.
Sepang test, day3 – Top 10
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha, Sepang MotoGP™ Official Test 28 – 30 Jan, day 2
1996 “young days” helmet design, photo by Cormac Ryan Meenan