From 22 to 24 April, the Jerez Circuit (Spain) will host the 4th event in the 2016 MotoGP World Championship. Inaugurated in 1985, the circuit hosted the Motorcycle Grand Prix in 1987 and became the permanent site for the Spanish GP after alternating with Jarama for a year.
The Jerez track is 4.4 km long, has 13 curves (8 to the right, 5 to the left) and a maximum grade on the main straightaway of 5.1 percent. Even though it is a very tight track (11-12 metres wide), the riders love it for the numerous points where they can overtake competitors: indeed the curves make up just under one-third of the circuit.
The undulations in the asphalt require very manageable and well-balanced bikes, as well as stability in braking. According to Brembo technicians, the Jerez Circuit falls into the category of tracks that are very hard on the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned 4 on the difficulty index, the highest of the season up to now. The other Spanish race in Aragon is classified at the same level of difficulty, as are the Brno and Spielberg circuits.