The second Grand Prix of the season in Spain, five weeks after the spectacular show guaranteed by Jerez de la Frontera. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit is a very demanding circuit on brakes.
On a scale of 1 to 6, it is rated 5 on the difficulty index, on a par with the Sepang International Circuit - only the Red Bull Ring, Twin Ring Motegi and Chang International Circuit get a higher rating. The brake system is subjected to huge stress on the first corner due to the 1,047 meter (0.6 mi) long straight preceding it. Almost all the other braking episodes are short and close together.