"There is no challenge More challenging Than the challenge To improve yourself"
(Michael F. Staley)
"No-one, one and one hundred thousand. ."
We paraphrase the title of the famous book by Luigi Pirandello to explain the momentous turning point that MotoGP is experiencing.
The Japanese GP took place on Sunday 15 October 2017: Andrea Dovizioso crossed the line first in the MotoGP race, 0.249 of a second ahead of Marc Marquez and 10’’557 seconds in front of Danilo Petrucci.
Behind them were Andrea Iannone, Alex Rins, Jorge Lorenzo, Aleix Espargaro, Johann Zarco and Maverick Viñales.
A spectacular race with continual changes at the front despite the rain never letting up for the entire 24 laps. Yes, because from lights-out to the checkered flag, a period of more than 47 minutes, it never stopped raining. More significantly, the air temperature never exceeded 14°C nor the asphalt 15°C.
Tough conditions that, in the past, would have seen all riders using the same braking solution - steel discs. Yet all three riders on the podium used Brembo carbon discs, as did the six who followed them across the line.
A total of 13 out of the 15 riders who scored points used Brembo carbon discs in fact.
Essentially, at least one bike per manufacturer completed the race inside the first 15 positions using carbon discs: 3 Ducatis, 3 Yamahas, 2 Hondas, 2 Suzukis, 2 Aprilias and 1 KTM.
A very significant result that proves the validity of Brembo carbon discs in the rain, regardless of the individual characteristics of each bike.