On the contrary, Marc Marquez has a “wilder” approach to braking. The Spaniard is always pushing his limits and has no fear of coming off the bike: in 2015 he fell 6 times in races, paying for it with the same number of race withdrawals. His braking style uses the front system as little as possible and it is no coincidence that the RC213V is one of the few bikes in the premier class to use smaller diameter discs (usually 320 mm), except on the demanding track at Motegi.
The two rivals are also characterised by their contrasting approaches to the rear brake. While not as linear as Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi makes clean cornering one of his hallmarks. To control the pitching, il Dottore prefers to rely on the accelerator and the weight of his body. In short, he is rarely seen using the rear disc when cornering.