Ducati continues to be tight-lipped about the 2012 edition of its Desmosedici MotoGP race bike, but specifications have finally emerged, thanks to satellite rider Karel Abraham and the Cardion AB satellite team. As a satellite entry, Cardion AB and Abraham won’t have the latest updates to the Desmosedici the factory team has access to, but […]
Brembo MotoGP Braking Infographic From Mugello
Brembo, the major braking component manufacturer for most on the MotoGP grid, has been providing detailed braking information, in infographic form, for each of the circuits the MotoGP calendar visits. Now, following the hugely exciting Mugello grand prix, which saw Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo engage in a hotly contested battle for victory, the Italian company has released this same info yet again, detailing just how hard the fastest riders on Earth are using their Brembo brakes at the Autodromo Internazionale Del Mugello.
Featuring the longest straight on the MotoGP calendar, Mugello sees MotoGP machines reaching speeds surpassing 220 mph. Turn one is a relatively tight hairpin, resulting in the hardest braking zone on the circuit, as the bikes slow to 76 mph. Otherwise, however, Mugello is not a particularly demanding track on the braking system. The brakes aren’t taxed nearly as hard anywhere else on track and the braking zones are spaced out far enough to give the components a chance to cool.