the secrets of the track and the most difficult braking sections

Let’s find out in the Brembo data how to drive on the Spanish track which at the weekend hosts the last European trip before the transfer to Asia

Last European appointment for MotoGP before the intercontinental trips: at the weekend we race in Spain on the MotorLand Aragon track. According to Brembo technicians, the Spanish track falls into the category of circuits on average demanding for the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 6 it deserved a difficulty index of 4, lower than the 5 assigned to Montmeló among the Iberian slopes.

comparison with the superbike

MotoGP bikes take a couple of seconds less per lap than Superbikes, thanks to the higher speed peaks. For both, the first part of the track, full of curves, does not favor the cooling of the discs, in steel for the Superbikes, in carbon for the MotoGP.

comparison with sbk

Compared to Superbike whose riders use the brakes in 10 corners of the MotorLand Aragon, those of MotoGP use them on 11 occasions: the difference is represented by turn 4, where the prototypes arrive at a higher speed and are therefore forced to brake for lose 37 km / h. Thanks also to this, the MotoGP bikes use the brakes for 35 seconds per lap, 5 more than the Superbikes. The gap in the load on the brake lever is even wider: 42 and a half kg per lap for MotoGP, 35 kg for Superbike. The 6.1 kg of the first corner are decisive, also distinguished by the 222 meters of braking distance. On the other hand, the 4.8 seconds of braking at turn 12 during which the MotoGP bikes travel 213 meters are remarkable.

creepy last corner

Of the 11 braking sections of the MotorLand Aragon, 2 are classified as demanding on the brakes, 7 are of medium difficulty, while the remaining 2 have a slight impact on the braking systems. The most complex braking is the one at the last corner: the MotoGP bikes lose 191 km / h going from 336 km / h to 145 km / h in 4.7 seconds during which they advance for 273 meters. The riders are subjected to 1.5 g of deceleration while the brake fluid pressure reaches 12.3 bar, thanks to a load on the lever of 5.7 kg.