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Quickly turned the page of the Grand Prix of Portimao, this weekend we aim to recover with a good performance at the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto!

The carnival atmosphere of the Spanish Grand Prix provides the perfect opportunity for Arbolino to get his Moto2 2022 challenge back on track, after the frustration of not being able to participate in the resumption of the race in Portugal.

The multi-rider crash in slippery conditions at Portimao, unfortunately, denied Arbolino the chance to fight for a second consecutive podium in 2022, but the Italian can still take great satisfaction from the fact that he was fast and competitive in both wet and dry conditions in Portugal.

In addition, a podium finish in Moto3 at Jerez at the start of the 2020 season makes Arbolino even more confident that he can quickly rediscover his podium form in round six of the Moto2 World Championship this weekend.

On-track action for the intermediate category of the World Championship will kick off tomorrow at 10:55 a.m. local time, ahead of Sunday's 23-lap race.

The Andalusian circuit - named in 2018 to the memory of Angel Nieto - is a 'must' in MotoGP. Built in 1986, it hosted its first Grand Prix the following year and has always been contested from 1987 to the present.

From Portimao to here there are less than 300 kilometers as the crow flies, but it's as if they were two different worlds: the forecast says that in Jerez de la Frontera, the sixth round of the MotoGP season, it will be a weekend of strong sunshine with a temperature of 27°.

Other than the deluge and the Portuguese cold of recent days. The circuit, then, another totally different variable: from the ups and downs of the Algarve, with the long final straight, to the Andalusian curves with lots of braking!

The track, 4,423 meters long, hosted the first tests of the current season, in November: however, the temperature was 10° lower than this weekend.

There are a total of 13 curves on the circuit: 5 on the left and 8 on the right. The straight is very short (607 meters) and the risk of going long is just around the corner... this is why turn 1 (Expo 92) must be prepared with maximum concentration. It is then essential to keep the right trajectory for Turn 2 (the Michelin, on the right) where you can try to attack from behind. But woe betide if you enter too early: Turn 3 is very fast (the only one where you don't use the brakes) and it is crucial to fill up with the acceleration in order to best tackle the following Turn 4!


According to Brembo technicians, who work with all the riders in the MotoGP, the circuit named after the great Angel Nieto (13 world titles, who passed away in 2017) is among the "highly demanding" for brakes, with a difficulty index 4 on a scale of 1 to 6: the highest, in this first part of the season. The changes in gradient require a bike that is maneuverable and well balanced, as well as stable under braking. The most demanding corners for the braking system are 1, 6 and 13. Particularly impressive is the braking at turn 6, where at the end of a 600 meter straight stretch, the speed goes from 299 to 68 km/h in a space of 238 meters! In the first turn, moreover, the MotoGP bike goes from 292 km/h to 88 km/h in 212 meters. Overall, the brakes are applied for 35 seconds every lap: a record!

So it takes a steel arm to brake in Jerez, who will win and cross the finish line first in 2022?


"Last weekend was very hard to take, especially when you feel strong and able to produce a good result, but that is denied you and you can't do anything to control it. But we know, these are the races and in these moments you have to stay focused and make sure you keep working in the same way that has already given us some success this year. Jerez is going to be another tough race because everyone has a lot of experience on this track and we're all going to be very close, but I have the speed and I'm expecting another really good weekend."