09/06/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/07/2021 03:24
3 seconds more than Superbikes
At MotorLand Aragón the MotoGP riders use their brakes on 11 turns, one more than Superbikes: the most advanced prototypes in the world use them on turn 4 too. On every lap, the MotoGP brake systems are in use for 33 seconds, 3.5 seconds more than the superbikes.
The series of braking events over the first intermediate timing point (i.e. turns 5, 7 and 8), where braking system pressure exceeds 8.5 bar, can make things difficult for the brakes. The total load exerted on the brake lever in one lap is also higher for the MotoGP motorcycles at 43.3 kg (95.5 lbs) compared with 40.3 kg (88.8 lbs) for the Superbikes.