This just in from Brembo:
Impossible? Didn’t Stop Brembo and Marquez at San Marino
DETROIT (September 15, 2017) – Last Sunday Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) won the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini MotoGP Grand Prix with carbon discs, this, despite it raining during the race. In second and third place Danilo Petrucci (OCTO Pramac Racing) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati team) who opted for Brembo steel brake discs.
Tradition no more, in the past riders would opt for steel discs in the rain as popular opinion held that they couldn’t maintain enough heat in the carbon-carbon brakes to be competitive in the rain. A victory that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago that breaks down the simple pairing of carbon with dry conditions and steel in wet.
The triumph was made possible by the sensational improvements Brembo has made to its carbon discs over the past few years. Thanks to the material used and the increasingly precise production processes, carbon discs have evolved significantly.
Once again, these results confirm that technical innovation is part of Brembo’s DNA. In over four decades of motorcycle racing, Brembo has successfully overturned several established traditions, introducing technical solutions that seemed impossible to produce or simply inconvenient, but that soon became dominant technology.