Braking before the San Donato Bend, who is the best of the late brakers?
The Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, which hosts the sixth round of 2014 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. 361 to 123 km/h. This manoeuvre takes 6.1 seconds in 323 metres. During this phase, the temperature of carbon brake discs reaches about 700°C.
At the end of the official qualifying session, each team has supplied the telemetry data gathered. Thanks to the values obtained, the standings of the best “last of the late brakers” – i.e., those who begin braking closer to the chord point of San Donato bend – have been assessed.
The best five “last of the late brakers”:
1. Marc Marquez (93) Honda Repsol Honda Team (in photo) 2. Valentino Rossi (46) Yamaha Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 3. Cal Crutchlow (35) Ducati Ducati Team 4. Andrea Iannone (29) Ducati Pramac Racing 5. Andrea Dovizioso (4) Ducati Ducati Team