One consideration that applies to braking systems is that MotoGP riders use the brakes longer despite them being made of carbon.
September 14, 2022
Ito Motor Land Aragon, which this weekend hosts the last European date of MotoGP Before the long trip outside the continent, already watch Superbike. An opportunity for some discussion on the topic of brakes.
I The data was provided as always by Brembowhich supplies all MotoGP bikes and nearly all Superbikes participating in the World Championship.
The Spanish track deserves a Fourth Difficulty Indexon a scale of one to six, falls into the category of average circuits that require brakes: in Spain it is second only to Barcelona which is indexed with an index of five.
MotoGP bikes take a few seconds less per lap than Superbikes and for both classes The first part of the roadfull of curves, Not conducive to cooling discs. Which are Super Motorcycle Steel, in Motorcycle Carbon.
TheThe Spanish track features 17 curve, eight of which are under 100 km/h, which therefore requires significant use of the brakes. . It’s also great for riders to tire out in terms of the overall load on the brake lever.
Compared to Superbike, MotoGP riders use Brakes at eleven corners From MotorLand instead of ten: The difference is a four-turn, with the MotoGP bikes hitting faster and then the brakes to lose the 37 km/h needed to get in. Also for this reason, MotoGP bikes use the brakes for 35 seconds per lapFive more Superbikes.
MThe difference in the load on the brake lever is also added: 42.5 kg per roll For motorcycle racing for 35 kg of Superbike. 6.1 kg from the first corner is decisive, and it also has a braking distance of 222 metres.
On the other hand, the 4.8 seconds of braking at Turn 12 during which the MotoGP bikes cut 213 meters is impressive.
Of the eleven braking sections on the Aragon track, two are classified as the challenge As for the brakes, seven of them are of medium difficulty and the remaining two have a low impact on the work of the braking systems.
Thedetachable more complicated It is the last corner (No. 16). MotoGP bikes lose 191 km/h when passed 336 km/ha 145 km/h at 4.7 inchesthrough which they travel 273 meters. Cyclists experience 1.5g of deceleration while brake fluid pressure reaches 12.3bar due to the 5.7kg lever load.
It follows the curve due to braking stress No. 1: Riders experience braking in excess of 290 mph, and at the 4.9 inches needed to descend at 91 km/h, they travel 222 meters and experience a maximum deceleration of 1.5 grams.