After a week’s break after the sunny races in Portugal and the rain that dominated Sunday at the Argentinian GP, MotoGP starts up again from Austin in Texas. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, Circuit of the Americas is a moderately demanding track for brakes.
On a scale of 1 to 5, it is rated 3 on the difficulty index thanks to the 1,207 meter (1319 yard) long straight section between corners 11 and 12 which gives the brake system time to cool down. Marc Marquez should also be competing. It was here that 10 years ago, he became the youngest winner of a race in the premium class and snatched the record from Freddie Spencer.