MotoGP "Late Brakers" at Red Bull U.S. Championship

2012-07-28 20:53
Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, which hosts the tenth round of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, offers many really attractive features, including the famous Corkscrew. The legendary 2.25-mile California circuit is one of the most interesting venues on the MotoGP calendar, not least of all because overtaking is especially difficult. The Laguna Seca track can be very tricky with hazardous bends and bumps to be negotiated with great care, so that the performance of the brakes is particularly important. At the end of the official qualifying session, each team is required to supply the telemetry data for the session and from this data we are able to determine which riders are the best “late brakers” (those who begin braking closer to the chord point of Turn #1).

Top Ten “Late Brakers”
1. Jorge Lorenzo (99) Yamaha Factory Racing YZR-M1
2. Casey Stoner (1) Repsol Honda RC213V
3. Dani Pedrosa (26) Repsol Honda RC213V
4. Ben Spies (11) Yamaha Factory Racing YZR-M1
5. Cal Crutchlow (35) Monster Yamaha YZR-M1
6. Valentino Rossi (46) Ducati Team Desmosedici GP12
7. Andrea Dovizioso (4) Monster Yamaha YZR-M1
8. Nicky Hayden (69) Ducati Team Desmosedici GP12
9. Alvaro Bautista (19) San Carlo Honda Gresini
10. Stefan Bradl (6) LCR Honda MotoGP

Source: Gerken

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