After last year’s event which was held at the end of September, the Spanish GP returns to its original slot. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit is a very demanding circuit for brakes.
On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 5 on the difficulty index, on a par with the Red Bull Ring, the Twin Ring Motegi and the Sepang International Circuit. The brake system is subjected to huge stress on the first corner due to the 1,047 meter (0.6 mi) long straight preceding it. Almost all the other braking episodes are short and close together.