According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is a moderately demanding circuit for brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 3 on the difficulty index, the lowest score of all the tracks raced on this year: Jerez and Brno have a score of 4 and Spielberg 5.
The extreme winding nature of the track, as clearly shown by the longest straight section which is only 530 meters (0.33 miles) long, stops the bikes from reaching 300 km/h (186 mph) even once. Although there are 16 bends, the speed gap between the start and end of braking exceeds 100 km/h (62 mph) on only 3 of them. On the other hand, cooling of the braking systems could be hampered by the high ambient temperatures.