The most challenging stops
Of the 8 braking sections on the Circuit of the Americas, 3 are classified as difficult on the brakes, 2 as medium; the remaining 3 have a light incidence on the braking systems. It is worth noting that on the first braking section after the finish line, the bikes go from 311 km/h to 60 km/h in 206 metres, applying a load of 11 kg on the brake lever. As for the reduction in speed and brake space, curve 12 has the best; the bikes arrive going 337 km/h and have to go down to 70 km/h. To do so, the brakes are used for almost 6 seconds. Both of these braking sections present a deceleration of 1.6 g. Curve 20, the last on the track, has a medium level of difficulty, on the other hand. The riders use the brakes for about 3 and a half seconds, applying a load of 6 kg on the lever. The least challenging braking section on the circuit is number 9, which requires a drop in speed from 148 to 103 km/h, in 79 metres.
At the GP of the Americas, Brembo brakes monopolised the podium in all 3 of the contended editions. The winner was Marc Marquez, with Honda, each time.