MotoGP 2022. Dutch GP, Assen: the track with fast corners

On the Dutch circuit the brakes are used very little and the maximum speed reached is around 310 km / h. Out of 18 corners, only one is a bit demanding on the brakes

June 22, 2022

Lhe MotoGP season passes more than half with the eleventh grand prix, that of Assen, the only one of the races of the inaugural edition of the World Championship (1949) still on the calendar.

According to Brembo technicians, TT Circuit Assen falls into the category of circuits not very demanding on the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 6 it deserved a difficulty index of 2the lower of European races, superior only to Phillip Island.
In Assen the maximum speed does not exceed i 310 km / h but the numerous fast corners guarantee a excellent cooling of the braking systems.

Index

    MotoGP brakes 32 seconds, Sbk 25

    P.ur having 18 curvesthe TT Circuit Assen is very drivenwith several fast corners and 10 braking times per lap, even if in 7 of these the deceleration is less than 100 km / h. Each lap the riders use the brakes for just under 32 secondsan identical value at the Algarve International Circuit which however has a similar length. On this track the Superbike he competed two months ago: even for the production derivatives the braking was 10 per lap but the time of use of the brakes stopped at 25 and a half secondsaccomplices lower speeds maximums reached. On the other hand, they are similar forces g experienced by the drivers, both in the individual curves and throughout the entire race. For MotoGP, each rider exerts a load on the lever of 8.8 quintals from start to finish.

    Just a hard braking on 18 corners

    D.In the 10 braking sections of the TT Circuit Assen only one is considered moderately demanding for the brakes while all the others can be considered low-energy braking.

    The downhill braking of the Haarbocht corner (curve 1) is what the more effort for the riders and the braking systems: the bikes reach us at 291 km / h and the riders brake for 4.3 seconds in which they travel 213 meters. To reach the 113 km / h required to set the curve, the riders exert a load of 5.3 kg on the lever and undergo a deceleration of 1.5 g.

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