Brake Use During the GP
The 16 curves on the track require using the brakes at 11 points. This is the reason why the riders use their brakes 242 times from the starting line to the checkered flag, the highest value of all asian circuits.
Just like at Brno and Motegi, the brakes are used for more than 33 seconds per lap. In Qatar, the brakes are used for more than 12 minutes, which is equivalent to 29 percent of the race.
The average deceleration is 1.2G and is consistent with the majority of the other tracks in the World Championship.
Summing up all of the force applied by a rider on the brake lever from the starting line to the checkered flag, the result is almost 2,100 lbs. Compared to a Superbike, this is over 1,100 lbs more than the overall load Alvaro Bautista applied on the lever in the first race of the first round in Australia.