The most demanding braking sections
Of the 11 braking sections on the circuit, two are considered very demanding on the brakes, four are of medium difficulty and five are light.
The corner that puts the most stress on the braking systems is turn 16, which is preceded by a 968 meters straight.
The MotoGP bikes go from 344 km/h to 139 km/h in 4.6 seconds while traveling 284 meters. The riders apply a load of 8.1 kg, the record for the championship.
They also undergo a deceleration of 1.5 G and the pressure in the HTC 64T Brembo brake fluid reaches 14 bar, which is just a little less than double the pressure in a truck's tires.
The gap in speed lost at the first turn after the finish line is slightly less: 196 km/h, starting from 285 km/h and going down to 89 km/h, but more time is spent braking, a full 5 seconds. To brake like this the riders need 245 meters and have to apply a load of 6.6kg.
The Superbikes, on the other hand, put an 5kg and a 5.5 kg load on the lever at these two corners, respectively.
The effort required in braking at turn 12 is also worth noting: the bikes go from 266 km/h to 96 km/h in 222 meters and 4.7 seconds, and the brake fluid pressure reaches 10.4 bar.
At this corner, although the Superbikes use their brakes for just 1.9 seconds, their brake fluid gets up to 12.7 bars of pressure.