Sachsenring GP – From 15 to 17 July, the 9th meeting of 2016 MotoGP World Championship arrives in Germany. It is the Sachsenring GP. The Sachsenring’s circuit is 3,671 meters long. It is the World’s shortest track. The track is narrow. With 10 left turns and 4 right, it is also quite winding. Eight of these must a significant brake performance. They are all quite demanding for the presence of a mixed side, where it is difficult to brake cooling.
Sachsenring GP is moderately challenging for the brakes in the MotoGP World Championship. On a scale of difficulty, from 1 to 5, the German track has 3. The last straight, 780 meters long, has the only brake loading. More than 4 seconds. For this reason, during the race each driver uses the brakes for less than 10 minutes. Compared to other tracks, even the mean deceleration is fairly low, 1 g. Adding up all the forces exerted by a pilot on the brake lever in the entire GP, the value is close to the ton. So, it is equal to the weight of the 6 MotoGP bike with a full tank.
Sachsenring GP: None braking zone is difficult
None of the 8 Sachsenring braking zone is considered highly challenging for brakes. 4 are of medium difficulty and another 4 are light. So, braking to the right of the first curve is one that involves the most effort for pilots and the braking systems. Here the bikes we arrive in 293 km/h and the pilots hold back to 5.4 seconds, that run through 259 meters.
The load on the brake lever is 6.4 kg, 11 bar brake pressure and speed of 73 mph curve advice. The approach speed braking distinguishes the curves 12 and 13. 285 km/h for the curve 12 and 221 mph for curve 13. Among the smaller braking 2 curves. Because it requires a pressure on the modest lever (1.1 kg). But even 9 curves, in which pilots use the brakes to a second NET.