THE ITALIANS BRAKE BETTER, WITH BREMBO

9/1/2015

 In 14 years of MotoGP, Italian riders monopolised the podium 8 times, and they used Brembo brakes every time

For the first time since the inception of the MotoGP (the class was created in 2002), the Italian riders managed to monopolise the podium at the British GP; Valentino Rossi came in first at Silverstone, followed by Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso.


 
valentino rossi; andrea dovizioso; danilo petrucci; marco melandri; max biaggi; loris capirossi 

Previously this year, Italy took the triplet at the GP of Qatar where once again Rossi came in first, but Dovizioso took second and third went to Andrea Iannone.

In both cases, all three of the riders used Brembo brakes. But then, this year, almost all of the bikes in the premier category have adopted braking systems produced by Brembo.


 

What's incredible, on the other hand, is that Spain hasn't put three nationals on the podium at the same time yet in 2015, even though it boasts powerhouses Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Pol and Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales. It's crazy when one considers that just in the MotoGP of 2014, the Spanish riders monopolised the podium two times (German GP and Argentine GP) and that in 2013, they managed to do so on a good 10 occasions. Brembo brakes were used in every victory.

By contrast, in recent championships, Italy hadn't been able to take the first-second-third triplet. The last time they did so was at the 2006 Japanese GP at Motegi when Loris Capirossi won with Ducati, beating Valentino Rossi's Yamaha by 5 seconds and Marco Melandri's Team Fortuna with Honda by 8 seconds. That time as well, all three of the riders used Brembo brakes.

The three MotoGP riders also adopted Brembo products when in 2005 they handed the Italian Federation of Motorcyclists two sweeps: Rossi (Yamaha) was victorious at Mugello, speeding past Max Biaggi (Honda), while Capirossi (Ducati) left Melandri in the dust and in third place, taking him on the sprint; at Brno, Rossi beat Capirossi by almost 2 seconds and Biaggi by 3.

valentino rossi; andrea dovizioso; danilo petrucci; marco melandri; max biaggi; loris capirossi 

 
valentino rossi; andrea dovizioso; danilo petrucci; marco melandri; max biaggi; loris capirossi  

However, by far the most profitable MotoGP season ever for Italy was in 2003 with 3 triplets. Rossi (Honda) was victorious at Suzuka, Mugello and Estoril, and taking the podium next to him were Biaggi (Honda) and Capirossi (Ducati).

Max came in second twice (Japan and Portugal) and in third once. Loris did the contrary, arriving second at Mugello. On those three occasions as well, the three winning bikes used Brembo brakes.

Summing it all up, the Italian MotoGP riders have monopolised the podium 8 times and in 7 of these, Valentino Rossi won the race.

Brembo can consider itself satisfied as well because it endorsed all 8 Italian MotoGP triplets.


 

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