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.
When you add the satellite Ducatis and Tech3 Yamahas to the equation, more than half of the field used them at one point or another during the Qatar Grand Prix weekend. As development continued, including the debut of a double-stacked Ducati effort, there was plenty of talk on the topic and the potential ramifications.