The Automotodrom Brno will host the 11th race of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship from 19 to 21 August. Known as Masaryk Circuit, in honour of Czechoslovakia's first president (Tomas Masaryk), it was redesigned over the ashes of the 29 km long race track created in the '30s, and of the following tracks, which had welcomed several World Championships since 1965. Even though it's a 5.4 km circuit, it features several major curves and few straight segments: the longest being only 636 metres.
To increase the technical difficulties, the slope of the Brno race track changes often, the steepest upward slope reaching 7.52 degrees and steepest downward slope 5 degrees. According to Brembo technicians, who deal with all the MotoGP riders (Brembo supplies 100% of the riders in the premium class), the Automotodrom Brno is among the circuits considered demanding for the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, the difficulty index was ranked as a 4 - the same ranking as the Spielberg track and the Spanish circuits: Jerez and Aragon.