The Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, which hosts the sixth round of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship, offers attractive features.
It’s not a particularly demanding circuit for the braking systems, with the exception of the first cut out after the finish line.
According to the data supplied by Brembo technical team, when braking at the end of the slope before San Donato bend, speed slows down from max. 355 km/h to 90 km/h. This maneuver takes 288 meters and 5.2 seconds. During this phase, the temperature of carbon brake discs reaches about 700°C.
The data recorded by the telemetry of the respective teams during the race weekend have been gathered by Brembo engineers, who supply all MotoGP riders with their products, and analyzed through a complex mathematical methodology that takes into consideration different technical parameters such as: braking point, maximum deceleration, maximum lever pressure, braking time and even more.
Through these values, the standings of the best “last of the late brakers”, i.e. those who begin braking closer to the chord point, have been assessed.
The best five “last of the late brakers”:
1) Marc Marquez (93) Honda Repsol Honda Team
2) Andrea Iannone (29) Suzuki Team Suzuki Ecstar
3) Valentino Rossi (46) Yamaha Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4) Danilo Petrucci (9) Ducati Alma Pramac Racing
5) Aleix Espargaro (41) Aprilia Aprilia Racing Team Gresini