Spielberg – Red Bull Ring
Team partner: OCTO Pramac MotoE
The Red Bull Ring is 4318m long with seven corners to the right, three to the left and a straight of 626 meters. The MotoE got on this track for the first time in August 2019 for the Austrian GP. Thanks to the partnership with the OCTO Pramac MotoE team and its riders, we are able to show the performance of the MotoE on this track. Below you can find the infographics of the track with the speed and lean angle data corner by corner. Here you can also find Alex De Angelis explaining how to ride the MotoE on this track.
The average speed of the best lap of the MotoE class at the Red Bull Ring is 163.5km/h. The maximum speed and lean angle data were obtained from the data of all the sessions performed by the MotoE at the Spielberg circuit. Those do not automatically correspond to the corner by corner data obtained from the best lap of the riders of the OCTO Pramac MotoE team.
Some of the following images were created using the graphic engine of the MotoGP20 video game developed by Milestone. From June, the 2020 version also includes the MotoE World Cup.
The Spielberg circuit explained by Alex De Angelis, rider of the OCTO Pramac MotoE team
“I really like the Red Bull Ring. At first glance its layout appears very simple but I can assure you that in reality it is a very difficult and challenging track.
The Spielberg circuit is very technical with long straights and very slow corners; it is necessary to have hard brakings that lead the brake temperatures to the top and it is not easy to have constant braking throughout the race."
“In addition, it is not easy to find an ideal set-up because you need very hard forks to deal with the strong decelerations while the final part of the track has several fast corners that require a different set-up. A set-up optimized for the last corners is important because in that section you can gain the victory on the last lap.
One more element to consider in this track is that almost all the corners are on the right, which means very high temperatures and wear on the right side of the tyres. The left shoulder instead remains almost new but it doesn’t reach the ideal temperature. Due to its weight, the MotoE loads the tyres a lot and when you ride the left corners you feel a completely different bike from the one you feel during the right corners."
"For those who have the opportunity to go to Austria, I highly recommend riding this circuit, it is really very nice to ride with its rises, hills, hard brakes and fast corners."
Here you will find the link to the official website of the Spielberg circuit: https://www.projekt-spielberg.com/en
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