One week after Portugal, MotoGP remains on the Iberian peninsula for the Spanish GP. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto is classified as a very demanding track for brakes.
On a scale of 1 to 6, it is rated 4 on the difficulty index, the highest of the first three in the season. The MotoGP riders did their test runs there in mid November when the temperature of the asphalt was between 16°C and 20°C (60.8°F and 68°F), much lower than the temperature they will find in this period. The changes in gradient call for a bike that is easy to handle and well balanced as well as one that guarantees stability when braking.