BRNO, NAKATOMI'S FAVORITE CIRCUIT
At Misano, for the last race of the Superbike World Championship, Shinichi Nakatomi had his best result of the year with a good 9th position. Last season, he finished 9th in Brno, and then two times 9th in Vallelunga. His best career result was in Brno in 2008 when he finished 8th.
Indeed, the Japanese rider in confident coming to the Czech Republic, especially after the July 8 and 9 tests in Vallelunga went pretty well. Nakatomi was there only 1.6 seconds behind the fastest time of Ruben Xaus on a Ducati.
The surface of the circuit of Brno is completely new, the tarmac has been entirely resurfaced and we can expect quicker lap times this year than during the previous events.
Martial Garcia (team manager): "Shinichi Nakatomi is in great shape after his 9th position in Misano. His Vallelunga tests were very positive. We could find there some good settings. We are optimistic about this coming race in Brno."
The track: from 29.1 to 5.4 km
On September 28, 1930 was organized the first race on the Masaryk track (named after the first president of the country Tomas Garrigue Masaryk). The circuit was then 29.1 km long. In 1949, it was shortened to 17.8 km. The motorcycle Grand Prix was organized from 1965 to 1974 on the 13.9 km track, then from 1975 to 1977 on the 10.9 km one. The actual Automotodrom was inaugurated in 1987. It is 5.403 km long and offers the spectators and excellent view. The slope is the most important of the Superbike World Championship, with a maximum of 7.52% uphill.