After a long summer break, the MotoGP World Championship returns to the track with the first of two events at the Red Bull Ring. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, the Austrian track is an extremely demanding circuits for brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it is rated 5 on the difficulty index.
The only circuit where riders take less time to complete a lap is the Sachsenring, but the German track is over half a kilometer shorter and uses much less braking power. At Spielberg, extremely high speeds are reached because of the long straight sections, most of which lead into tight corners.