From July 5 to 7 the World Superbike Championship is back on the circuit where it all began, Donington Park, for the eighth round of the season. It was on April 3, 1988 at Donington Park that the first race of the first World Superbike Championship was held.
Located in the hills of Leicestershire, Donington Park is a circuit that alternates between two very different sections: the first segment is fast and smooth while the second is full of abrupt braking sections that make it seem like a stop-and-go track.
Another factor to contend with are the low temperatures that block the brakes from reaching operating temperature. In fact, during both races in 2015 the temperature of the tarmac was just 70° F and the air temperature didn't go over 57°F, although it didn't rain.
According to Brembo technicians, who work closely with 15 World Superbike riders, Donington Park is a highly demanding circuit for the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 5 on the difficulty index, exactly the same score given to the tracks at Imola and Buriram.