Why MotoGP has to ban winglets

Why MotoGP has to ban winglets

Winglets have been outlawed in Moto2 and Moto3, but remain permitted in MotoGP. MITCHELL ADAM believes this is an unwise move

Last week the FIM's Grand Prix Commission did two thirds of a job. The panel voted to outlaw aerodynamic winglets in Moto2 immediately and in Moto3 at the end of this year, but not where they are most rampant and action is most needed: MotoGP.

Fairing winglets have been sprouting up and down the MotoGP grid over the last 12 months, essentially to help reduce wheelies. Ducati got the ball rolling, Yamaha got involved before the end of the 2015 season and Honda became the latest to add them during pre-season testing, when the first examples also appeared on Moto2 and Moto3 bikes.

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