The first Italian GP since 1996 without Valentino Rossi but with spectators on the stands at long last. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, the Mugello Circuit is a moderately demanding circuit for brakes.
On a scale of 1 to 6, it is rated 3 on the difficulty index, lower than the 4 of the other Italian track on the racing calendar, the Misano Adriatico track. The Tuscan track also boasts one of the longest straights in the Championship calendar (1.141 km/0.709 mi) which demands a powerful engine and, naturally, a top notch braking system so what you have gained on the straight in braking is not lost. Fortunately, the distance between the remaining 14 corners allows the carbon fiber discs to cool down.