Brembo Again Lone Brake Supplier for MotoGP


Source: Brembo announcement

DETROIT – Brembo will supply, for the fifth consecutive season, all 22 MotoGP riders, that will start for the 19th season.

All 11 teams have decided again to choose the high-performance, reliability and safety guaranteed by Brembo brake calipers, discs, brake master cylinders, friction master cylinders and pads.

Since the MotoGP class was introduced in 2002, all the 315 races have been won by bikes equipped with Brembo brakes. However, Brembo’s winning in the championship dates back to 1995, since that year all the races have been won by bikes equipped with its brakes. In addition, from 1978 to 2001, 185 additional races have been won by bikes with Brembo brakes in the 500 Class.

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This makes the total of 500 victories in more than 40 years of presence in the top level of motorcycle racing. Brembo can also boast 31 MotoGP Riders World Championships and 32 Constructors World Championships, won with the top MotoGP teams.

For the 2020 season, a wide range of technical solutions will allow Brembo to guarantee each one of the teams the possibility to customize the braking system based on driving style, track features and race strategy, best combining the characteristics of the braking system components.

Brembo engineers, who work closely with the teams, expect the braking torque to increase by 10 percent compared to last season, with the introduction of the new caliper, numerous options related to brake discs, brake master cylinders and wheels. The 2020 MotoGP Championship will therefore be characterized by important innovations concerning the braking systems.

The new GP4 caliper

The 2020 MotoGP Championship will feature important innovations related to the braking system – after the Valencia test in 2019 and those in February in Sepang – the official introduction of the GP4, the new monobloc aluminum caliper with radial attachment to four pistons.

This caliper is distinguished from that used until last season thanks to an extreme design that incorporates some of the stylistic features recently used also on motorcycle calipers for road application and that introduces an innovative technical solution, new fins on the external body of the caliper.

This solution ensures better and faster cooling of the caliper itself and, consequently, of the entire braking system. At the same time, the amount of fluid inside the brake system has been reduced, this will allow greater constancy and a decrease in the sponginess of the lever.

Eight solutions of carbon brake discs

The majority of riders should choose discs with a diameter of 340 mm, dividing between High Mass and Standard (low mass). Some teams instead, will continue to use Standard and High Mass discs with 320 mm diameter.

Furthermore, for each format of brake disc and pad, two different carbon compounds are available differing for initial brake bite and resistance to high temperatures.

Overall, riders have eight different options available when choosing brake discs, four disc geometries and each disc geometry has two material specifications (High Mass and Standard Mass).

Carbon ensures a triple advantage: a reduction of unsprang mass, an identical friction coefficient from the start to the finish line and an absence of residual torque issues that can come from the use of steel discs.

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