The most demanding braking sections
Of the 8 braking sections at the Sachsenring only two are classified as demanding on the brakes, 2 are of medium difficulty and the remaining 4 are light. The first bend is the most demanding both on the riders and on the brakes: the bikes come up to the bend at 285 km/h (177 mph) and take the bend at 76 km/h (47 mph) after braking for 249 meters (817 feet).
The riders hold onto the brakes for 5.5 seconds and are subject to a deceleration force of 1.3 g. The pressure of the HTC 64T Brembo brake fluid is brought up to 13.2 bar. The load on the lever is 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs).
At turn 12 braking lasts a mere 4.1 seconds, just enough time to go from 284 km/h (176 mph) to 118 km/h (73 mph). The load on the lever weighs 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs) and the pressure on the Brembo HTC 64T brake fluid reaches 12.1 bar.
The brakes are used for less than 90 meters (295 feet) each for curves 2 and 3: 63 meters (206.7 feet) for curve 2 and 86 meters (282.2 feet) for curve 3, with less than a 3 kg load (6.6 lbs) on the lever in both cases.