The most challenging stops at GP of Barcelona-Catalunya
10 braking sections in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, only 1 is classified as very difficult on the brakes, but 7 are of medium-difficulty and 2 are light. The braking section at the
Elf curve (turn 1) is considered one of the most difficult in the world because it is preceded by a straightaway that is more than one kilometre long.
The bikes arrive at more than 340 km/h and the riders brake for 5.1 seconds applying a 7.7 kg load on the lever and 13.3 bar of pressure to take the curve at 91 km/h. The most challenging of the mid-level difficulty curves is the Caixa (turn 10) because
deceleration reaches almost 200 km/h in just 223 metres and 4.8 seconds. In taking curve number 3, on the other hand, the riders get help from the brakes for only 1.4 seconds, the time required to go from 163 to 137 km/h.