The Top 10 Late-Brakers at Mugello

07/05/2011 @ 4:45 pm, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

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:

  1. Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda)
  2. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing)
  3. Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda)
  4. Valentino Rossi (Ducati)
  5. Nicky Hayden (Ducati)
  6. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda)
  7. Ben Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing)
  8. Randy de Puniet (Pramac Racing)
  9. Alvaro Bautista (Rizla Suzuki MotoGP)
  10. Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing)

Source: Brembo via

  • Rob

    nearly matches their finishing positions! Races are won and lost on the brakes

  • wow, super sic didn’t make the top 10.

    oh … hang on a tic … marco does not use the brakes … he uses other riders to slow down ;-)

  • HAHAHA… thats actually funny… pitty u didn’t read the post..

  • Bryan

    And Stoner is the only one who uses only one finger to break. Freek.

  • Ricardo Zeta

    Nice numbers.

  • 76

    I wish this type of data was always put out after the races. The one thing that should also go with this is who also was the fastest in the section, just cause I break late dosent mean it works out to carry the same corner and exit speeds, well unless my last name is stoner.

    The onboard camera with the data overlay is always very telling, I just wish motogp website allowed you to go back and see whoever you want, even go split screen to compare, that would be sick

  • ah seng

    i think this list is useless because it may only post one single best late braking lap where on that particular lap, the rider did a mistake and run wide?

  • CBR600RR

    <3 the pic. The guy coming out of the Pit lane doing a dirty great big wheelie! haha