Airbags could become mandatory in MotoGP

According to a new changes to the rules in MotoGP, airbags could be a part of the new equipment mandatory for MotoGP season of 2018.

Rider airbags are manufactured by Dainese and Alpinestars. These companies are ready to bring in this technology with a license for the rider suits of the MotoGP riders.

There are more new rules implemented. Winglets will now be absent with a change in the design of the front mudguard and fairing. There are also talks of reducing the cost for aerodynamics.

The new aero rules will apply differently to each rider. For example if Ducati has nine motorcycles, they will have to provide nine separate fairing designs to the concerned authorities. The advantage here is that these nine different upgrades will finally benefit the rider who will get the final upgrade.

This is going to be a really expensive thing but the top teams with sufficient funding will be able to test and try out these new additions.

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Vishal Menon

Vishal Menon

Automobiles have always been part of my life, and I'm sure they always will be. What is it about them that moves me? The sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of an automobile's engineering and the design, the history of the company and the car, and, of course, the sheer beauty of the thing.