Last race of the 2019 MotoGP world championship in Mugello was so far the best race of the season. It was a pure thriller, full of impressive racing, talent, and determination. Danilo Petrucci took his maiden victory in MotoGP and showed his worth. It was definitely an emotional win for him. His teammate, Dovizioso finished 3rd just three-tenths of a second behind him. And the reigning world champion Marc Marquez finished second.
Now, it’s time for the 7th round of this year’s world championship. It’s time for Catalunya GP.
Here are 5 things you should know about the Catalunya GP:
1) This year will mark the 28th edition of the Grand Prix of Catalunya at the Montmeló track. Since its inauguration in 1992, the circuit has been hosting the World Championship each year. Together with Jerez, Assen, and Mugello, it’s the only circuit that has hosted a World Championship round every year since then.
2) Since 2018, the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit has a new configuration: the second-to-last corner, which was not utilized after Luis Salom’s fatal crash, is back in the layout after the expansion of the run-off area, while the Caixa corner (#10) adopts the same configuration used by Formula 1.
3) The hardest braking zone coincides with turn 1, where the riders go from 340 km/h to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds covering circa 285 metres.
4) Andrea Dovizioso recorded the top speed at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, reaching 348.8 km/h in 2018.
5) Loris Capirossi took Ducati’s first MotoGP win at the Grand Prix of Catalunya in 2003, which was only the sixth race in which the new Desmosedici GP took part. Ducati conquered seven podiums overall at Montmeló.