The World Superbike Championship stays in Spain, but moves a thousand kilometers further south to Andalusia. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with 17 World Superbike riders, the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto is a very demanding circuit for brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it is rated 4 on the difficulty index, the same as Navarra and Aragon but lower than Barcelona.
The track’s 4,423 meters (2.75 miles) alternate between slow, fast and super fast turns: the 13 turns account for 31% of the total length and provide numerous opportunities for overtaking. The considerable changes in gradient call for a bike that is easy to handle and well balanced as well as guaranteeing stability when braking.