The MotoGP tour de force goes on, with the third round in three weeks. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all 22 premier class riders,
Chang International Circuit is one of the
most demanding tracks for the brakes. On a difficulty index scale of 1 to 6,
it earned a 6; in fact the discs used have a diameter of 355 mm (14 inches).
The track was designed by the German architect Hermann Tilke and is 410 km (255 miles) north of the capital Bangkok, in Buriram, which in the local language means “town of happiness”. The track layout alternates very long straights ending with a hard braking stretch and second- or third-gear bends where it’s essential to find the right pace.