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The performance of the MotoE in Barcelona, ​​where the Catalan GP takes place

Jordi Torres with the Ducati MotoE to Barcelona
Jordi Torres with the Ducati MotoE in Barcelona (Photo: MotoGP)

The performance of the MotoE in Barcelona ​​where takes place the Catalan GP, ​​the third round of the MotoE 2024. Thanks to the telemetry of the Ducati V21L, we show you the performance of MotoE along the entire Catalan circuit.

The Barcelona circuit spreads over a length of 4657m with six left-hand and eight right-hand corners and a final straight of 1047m. The MotoE was at this track for the first time in 2021. Thanks to the telemetry shared by Ducati, we can show you the performance of the MotoE on this circuit. On this page, you can also find infographics of the track with speed and lean angle curve after curve.
The average lap record speed for the MotoE class in Barcelona is 154.6 km/h, while the maximum speed reached was 275.5 km/h. On the Catalan circuit, the electric class of MotoGP drives with the throttle fully open 47.8% of the time, while the engine braking is used 29.0% of the time. As for the brakes, the front is used 24.4% of the time. MotoE's regenerative braking allows 10% of the energy used in Barcelona to be recovered.

Here you find the link to the official website of the Barcelona circuit: www.circuitcat.com

Infographic with the performance of the MotoE to Barcelona
Infographic with the performance of the MotoE in Barcelona – Data provided by Ducati, infographic by Epaddock.

Riding a MotoE at the Barcelona circuit

The lap begins with a straightaway where the MotoE reaches 275 km/h, one of the highest speeds in the entire championship. At the end of the straight, there is a hard braking to get to Turn 1 on the right, connected with Turn 2 on the left. Turn 1 is a typical overtaking point in Barcelona ​​due to the long braking of around 5 seconds in which the MotoE goes from 275 to around 95 km/h. At the exit of turn 2, it is important to get on the throttle very early to arrive at turn 3 with a good speed.
In this corner, it is crucial not to stop too much the bike and take the throttle early to turn the bike better, and it is important to focus on closing the lines as maximum as possible so as to not do many meters.
Turn 4 is a corner where you enter sliding, both when braking and when exiting, because the curve is very steep, so you have to give a lot of gas and then brake quickly for Turn 5, where you need to enter late and curve with a lot of banking (curve inclination).

Infographic with the performance of the MotoE in Barcelona - Data provided by Ducati, processing performed by Epaddock.
Infographic with the performance of the MotoE in Barcelona – Data provided by Ducati, infographic by Epaddock.

Turn 6 is done with the throttle fully open to get to the chicane formed by turns 7 and 8. It is very important to exit these two corners well because they are uphill and lead to turn 9, a critical point where you risk exceeding the limits of the track at the exit because the curve is very fast, and you can't see where the limit of the track is. After this corner, you arrive at turn 10, where you need to go inwards at entry, widen in the centre and again on the inside at exit to immediately arrive at turn 11, where you brake with the bike at an angle and exit with good acceleration.
Turns 12 and 13 are very fast and the most exciting for the riders; it is important to take these two curves at high speed and arrive at the start of the long straight with the highest speed possible.

Jordi Torres in action with the Ducati MotoE in the Catalan GP
Jordi Torres in action with the Ducati MotoE in the Catalan GP (photo: Aspar Team)

The characteristics of the Barcelona Circuit
Location Barcelona (Spain)
Length 4657m
Width 12m
Left corners 6
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1047m
Direction clockwise
Number of laps 7
Race distance 32,6 km
First race of the MotoE: 6 June 2021
Pole Position 2023 (MotoE) 1: 48,731 (Jordi Torres)
Fastest race lap (MotoE) 1:48,377 (Jordi Torres 2023)
Faster ride (MotoE) 1:48,377 (Jordi Torres 2023)
Website: www.circuitcat.com

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