The Teruel 2020 MotoGP Grand Prix according to Brembo


 A guide to the Brembo braking systems for the premier class, and their use during the second race at MotorLand Aragón


As in Jerez and Misano Adriatico, MotorLand Aragón is also hosting two consecutive races, seven days apart. Even the Superbike World Championship has been back to this track for two consecutive rounds this year: the improvement on lap times between one round and the next was one tenth of a second during the qualifying sessions and two tenths during the race itself. 

According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, MotorLand Aragón is one of the most highly demanding circuits for the brakes. On a difficulty index scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 4 - equaled only by the other Spanish track, Jerez. ​


The range of Brembo discs for MotoGP​

Every MotoGP rider can choose between 320 mm diameter Brembo discs or 340 mm ones. Both categories offer two models: High Mass and Standard (low) Mass. Compared with a 320 mm Standard Mass disc, a 320 mm High Mass has an extra 80% of braking band. 

For each disc format, there are two different carbon compounds distinguished by their initial bite and their resistance to high temperatures. Overall, this means there are eight front brake disc variations (excluding Motegi, where the 340 mm version is mandatory). ​​ ​



Brake use during the Teruel MotoGP Grand Prix​​

From the starting line to the checkered flag, each rider uses his brakes for about 12 minutes and 40 seconds. Left-hand bends have a slight edge over right-hand ones on this track (10 to 7), but the number of left-hand braking sections is almost double that of the right-hand ones (7 to 4) and, what's more, they come after the longest straights. 

MotorLand Aragón is the only one of the four Spanish circuits of the World Championship to have three bends where the braking distance is over 210 meters (689 feet): in Jerez and Barcelona there are two, whereas in Cheste only one. And another characteristic of MotorLand Aragón is that it has three braking sections of at least 4 seconds, plus another three of more than 3 seconds. On six, the deceleration is higher than 1 G. ​


The longest braking section of the Teruel GP​

Of the 11 braking sections at MotorLand Aragón,2 are classified as demanding on the brakes, 4 are of medium difficulty, and the remaining 5 are light. 

The braking action on bend 1 can claim the highest degree of deceleration and the longest braking time: the bikes come in at 290 km/h (180 mph), and then lose 199 km/h (124 mph) so they take the bend at 91 km/h (56 mph). To do this, the riders brake for 4.8 seconds over a distance of 243 meters (797 feet), applying a load of 5.1 kg (11.2 lbs) on the lever.