After a three-week break, the 2019 MotoGP World Championship is ready to resume action at Brno (Czech Republic), home of the tenth round on the calendar, and officially begin the second half of the season.
Here are 5 things you should know about the Brno GP-
- The Brno circuit opened in 1987 and hosted the World Championship each year except 1992. Brno is also the only track on the calendar that hasn’t undergone any layout modifications since its inauguration.
- The largest elevation change on the track is 74 metres, starting from the high point at the entrance of turn 3 (450 metres) to the lowest point between turns 10 and 11 (376 metres).
- Originally a public-roads Grand Prix, Brno is ready to host the World Championship for the 50th time. Assen is currently the only venue on the calendar to have hosted more World Championship races.
- In 32 years since its opening in 1987, the Brno circuit only hosted one wet race in 2016.
- In Brno, MotoGP riders brake 11 times, for a total of 31 seconds per lap. The most challenging braking area coincides with turn 10: riders enter it at speeds around 280km/h and brake for 4.2 seconds to decelerate to 100 km/h applying 6.2kg on the brake lever.