The demand on the brakes during the GP
The Superbikes use their brakes 12 times per lap, a value surpassed only by Losail, but that track is 492 yards longer. In Bahrain the riders use their brakes for 31.5 seconds per lap, while at Imola they use them for more than 32 seconds, the record for the 2017 World Championship. Overall, the riders apply the brakes for 30% of the entire duration of the race.
Since the corners are taken in first, second, third and fourth gear, the average peak deceleration per lap is not very high. Regardless, the 1.14 G exerted by the production-based motorcycles using steel discs is still higher than that of the MotoGP bikes with carbon discs on the tracks in Jerez, Austin and Termas de Rio Hondo.
Summing up all the force applied by a rider on the brake lever from the starting line to the checkered flag, the total comes to more than 2,094 lbs, which is the same weight as five Ducati 1299 Panigale S bikes in running order and equipped with Brembo EVO M50 monobloc calipers.