Brembo has released a list containing the Top 10 late-brakers at the Italian GP in Mugello. Taken from teams’ telemetry from the Qualifying Practice, Brembo compiled the list based off who was applying the most braking force coming off the front straight-away, and into Turn 1. Of note, the list was based off only teams who use Brembo brakes, which means LCR Honda and San Carlos Gresini Honda were left off the list (they use Nissin), we therefore don’t have data for Toni Elias, Hiroshi Aoyama, and Marco Simoncelli.
The San Donato bend at Mugello sees riders slow from 203 mph coming down the long straightaway to 75 mph into the apex of the first turn. One of the first tracks on the MotoGP calendar, Mugello recently repaved its course, meaning the Italian track has become especially smooth and grippy, and under the weekend’s sun, it was warm and ready for MotoGP action. Make your guesses now as to whom was the King of the Brake Lever, and check your answers after the jump.
Brembo’s Top 10 List of Late-Brakers at the Italian GP:
- Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda)
- Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing)
- Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda)
- Valentino Rossi (Ducati)
- Nicky Hayden (Ducati)
- Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda)
- Ben Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing)
- Randy de Puniet (Pramac Racing)
- Alvaro Bautista (Rizla Suzuki MotoGP)
- Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing)
Source: Brembo via Crash.net