MotoGP »

Wings banned for Moto2, Moto3

MotoGP's Grand Prix Commission clamps down on aerodynamics in Moto2 and Moto3.
MotoGP's Grand Prix Commission is to ban the use of 'aerodynamic wings' - but only in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes.

For Moto2 the ban is effective immediately, while in Moto3 - where some wings are currently being used by Mahindra - the ban is effective from 2017.

No reasons were given for the decision.

The Technical Director will continue to permit the use of fairing designs used to deflect water displaced by the front wheel that do not have an aerodynamic purpose.

Ducati, Yamaha and Honda all have winglets available for their MotoGP machines. Some riders have raised concerns over the risk of injury if they struck by the devices, as well as the destabilising turbulence the 'winglets' create for following riders.

In a separate ruling, effective from May 1, to reduce the incidence of missed gears in Moto2 it will be mandatory to use one of two approved brands of quickshifter. (Not one brand as previously agreed).

It will also be compulsory to fit and use a load cell with data being supplied to the technical control data export.



Tagged as: moto2 , Moto3 , wings

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Bagnaia, wings on the bike, Jerez Moto3 test March 2016
Pawi, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Migno, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Migno, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Martin, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Martin, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Martin, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Fenati, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Fenati, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Fenati, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Fenati, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Fenati, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Di Giannantonio, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Di Giannantonio, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Danilo, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Arenas, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Arenas, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Quartararo, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.