Jorge Lorenzo has signed a contract extension with Yamaha that will see the 2010 MotoGP Champion riding the M1 through the 2014 season. Lorenzo currently leads the 2012 MotoGP Championship points chase with 115 points and is looking for his second premiere class title. Through five races this season, Lorenzo has three wins and a […]
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.