News 26 Jun 2016

Wings banned from MotoGP ahead of 2017 season

Aero feature outlawed in next year's technical regulations.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Goodbye once and for all, winglets! The ever-topical wings that have become the standard in the MotoGP World Championship during this season will be outlawed prior to the lights going out on 2017.

The Grand Prix Commission officially announced the news during the Assen race weekend, putting premier class regulations in line with those already announced for the lower Moto2 and Moto3 categories.

“The commission unanimously agreed that with effect from 2017, the use of aerodynamic wings in the MotoGP class will be banned,” the statement reads. “The actual regulation will replicate those for the Moto3 and Moto2 classes where the use of wings is already prohibited. Wings that comply with current technical regulations may continue to be used for the remainder of the 2016 season.”