Two-time MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo has signed a contract extension with Yamaha to see him race on the company’s factory team through the 2016 season. The signing comes as no real surprise, following similar two-year contract extensions for teammate Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Ducati also confirmed it would field […]
MotoGP Braking Infographic From Catalunya, Provided By Brembo
With the seventh round of the MotoGP circus now in the books, we can once again take a look at the Brembo-supplied braking infographic for the Catalunya circuit. One of the rare tracks designated a “hard” braking circuit, Catalunya features seven braking zones. Many of which require substantial braking effort before the turn, which puts maximum stress on the braking system. Adding to the stress is a rather technical course layout. This means the discs and pads don’t have much opportunity to cool before being put to use once more.
Despite these challenges, none of the riders complained of braking issues throughout the race, where they spent 23% of the lap decelerating. Over the course of the race, 6.2kWh of energy is produced, which is marginally more than the capacity of a Zero FX. Check out the full-size graphic below for more interesting information.