The Most Challenging Stops
Of the 13 braking sections on the Losail International Circuit, three are considered very challenging on the brakes, four are of medium difficulty and six are light. Contributing to making the braking section at the first corner after the start the second most difficult in the entire World Championship is the 0.66-mile straightaway that precedes it.
The MotoGP bikes approach the corner going over 217 mph and have to slow down to 61 mph applying up to 17.6 lbs on the brake lever. To set up the curve, the riders brake for 5.1 seconds and travel 0.18 miles, which is equivalent to the total length of four Airbus A380 planes.