After the 2 editions held in June, the Catalunya GP returns in September even if it was held in the autumn in 2020 due to a late start in the championship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit is a very demanding circuit for brakes.
On a scale of 1 to 6, it is rated 5 on the difficulty index, on a par with the Sepang International Circuit. 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 which results in the bikes reaching a speed of almost 360 km/h (223.6 mph). Almost all the other braking moments, on the other hand, are short and close together.