MotoGP is one of the most demanding motorsports in the world. Demanding because it requires full focus and concentration of each and every single entity involved with it – riders, teams, engineers, technology, equipment, materials – every little thing matters. The tech which is used in racing is not road-legal because of various reasons. There’s a handful of latest equipment that isn’t allowed or feasible to be used in a road-legal motorcycle. Today we’d be talking about the carbon-ceramic brakes.
— MotoGP™? (@MotoGP) December 10, 2017
Video courtesy – Official Twitter Handle of MotoGP
MotoGP bikes go extremely fast, we all know that. But it needs a tremendous amount of braking force to stop such powerful machines. There are different kind of brakes that are used in such a bike. The selection of brakes depends on certain factors, which we’d be covering in another story. Out of the available brakes, carbon-ceramic brakes is one of them. Did you watch the above video?
Since the brakes on a MotoGP bike are used very aggressively, therefore, they undergo a lot of pressure and hence heat up to very high temperatures. To withstand such high temperatures, carbon-ceramic brakes are used. In fact, this material is used because it helps the brakes perform well especially at high temperatures. Hence, it isn’t recommended to be used in a road-legal motorcycle as its brakes don’t reach such high temperatures.
A lot of brainstorming goes behind the scenes to make a MotoGP bike be a MotoGP bike, the best machine built for racing. We’d covering other topics soon, so stay tuned for more.