The brakes are needed on all the corners at Jerez except for one


 Brembo MotoE system specs and the best brake discs for track use


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. ​ ​ ​


Brembo components for MotoE too​​​​​​


The Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto is also the first stage of the FIM MotoE World Cup which has 18 Ego Corsas built by the Energica Motor Company in the line-up. All these bikes have a Brembo brake system which includes 336 mm diameter, 7.1 mm thick T-Drive steel discs. 

The monobloc front calipers machined from billet with 4 different diameter pistons in titanium, Z04 pads and the radial master cylinder machined from billet with a 19 mm diameter and 18 mm wheelbase are also Brembo made. All these components link MotoE more to the World Superbike Championship than MotoGP. ​



Brembo Upgrade Racing for those who go on the race track​

Anyone who is involved in Superbike racing knows that before seeking more power and torque, the braking system must provide maximum braking efficiency. The reason is obvious: even the best performing systems have significant margins of improvement thanks to the products in the Brembo Upgrade Racing range. 

When on the track, the heavier weight is an obstacle because it increases lap times. For this reason, an increasing number of enthusiasts prefer discs with a low braking band such as the PISTABASSA brake disc, a disc with a reduced height braking band which is therefore lighter than one with a conventional band. 

Discover the different brake components for those who use their motorbike on the race track.​​​





The exception of turn 3​

The MotoGP riders use their brakes on all the turns at the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto with the exception of turn 3. However, the braking moments on turns 4, 7, 10 and 12 all last less than 2 seconds. The brake system is used for a total of 35 seconds per lap, a record for a track that is less than 4.5 kilometers (2.7 miles) long. 

Summing up all of the forces applied by a rider on the Brembo brake lever from the starting line to the checkered flag, the result comes to just over 11 tons, the third highest of the season after Misano Adriatico and Valencia. The total load is 43.5 kg (95.9 lb) on each lap but exceeds 5 kg (11 lb) on only 3 turns on the Andalusian track. ​


Over 230 km/h (142.9 mph) lost in 5.4 seconds​ ​​​ ​​

Of the 12 braking sections on the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto, 2 are classified as demanding on the brakes, 5 are of medium difficulty and the other 5 are light on the brake system. 

The most complex braking is on the sixth corner: helped on by a 0.6 km (0.3 mile) long straight section, the riders exceed 300 km/h (186 mph) before applying the brakes for 5.4 seconds during which time they experience 1.5 G of deceleration. They come onto the corner at 68 km/h (42 mph) after covering a distance of 238 meters (260.2 yards) by applying a maximum load of 5.9 kg (13 lb) on the brake lever. ​​



And in the video games?​​​

To tackle the sixth turn on the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto in the MotoGP video game, you must not overaccelerate or you will risk ending up in the sand. Braking should begin at the 200 meter (218.7 yd) mark with downshifting to first gear. At a speed of around 150 km/h (93 mph), you should start moving to the right but only move towards the curb at a speed of about 100 km/h (62 mph) without touching it. Make sure you don’t open the throttle too much when the motorcycle is tilted.​