During the Italian GP at the Autodromo del Mugello last June, Andrea Dovizioso was ranked first in Brembo's special classification of the best overtakers.
But, this weekend at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, the new track surface shuffled the cards also in terms of the riders' ability to overtake, which led to a very different answer.
According to data supplied by Brembo, on the longest and most challenging braking section at the end of the straight that leads to the Quercia curve, the bikes go from a maximum speed of 183 mph to 51 mph in dry conditions.
They pull this maneuver off in 4.5 seconds, applying a load of 10.8 lbs on the lever and traveling 699 feet.
During this delicate stage, the carbon brake discs reach a temperature of about 1,202°F.