Tech insight: Circuit of the Americas

The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas is next on the agenda in the MotoGP™ World Championship and the Circuit of the Americas presents a tricky challenge for the riders. But you also have lots of short, sharp acceleration zones that will test the wheelie-limiting capabilities of the bike’s aero package. All tracks on the MotoGP™ calendar require heavy use of the rear brake, but COTA even more so. The snaking section of track from Turn 3 to 10 sees the rider constantly decreasing in speed. Suzuki tested this new chassis, seen in the picture below, at the recent Misano Test. Turn 1 is a heavy braking zone, Turn 11 is a sharp hairpin and so too is Turn 12, a corner the riders approach at over 330 km/h (205mph).

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