Brake Use During the GP
On 10 of the 17 corners of the track, the Superbikes have to apply the brakes.
The time spent braking is multiplied because of the 689-yard straightaway and various shorter ones that end at tight corners.
For the first time this year, the riders have to brake for over half a minute per lap, 31 seconds to be precise.
Over the course of the 18 laps, the brakes are used for almost nine and a half minutes, a figure that is decidedly high for races that last 33.5 minutes.
The significant number of curves positioned close together on the first part of the track results in an average deceleration that is fairly contained: just 1.13G, which can be compared to the 1.24 G on the Thai circuit where the previous round was hosted.
Summing up all of the force applied by a rider on the brake lever from the starting line to the checkered flag, the result is more than 1,807 pounds, which is equivalent to the weight of 91 whole jamònTeruel hams.