Brembo make breakthrough with wet weather win using carbon discs

Marc Marquez won in the wet using carbon brakes…

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Marc Maruqez won at Misano last weekend in the rain. Nothing all that surprising there. What is surprising, however, is that the #93 Honda wore carbon discs for that wet weather win at the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini MotoGP Grand Prix.

While nearly all competitors made the customary move to steel discs for the wet weather at Misano, Marquez opted to stick with the traditional carbon brakes used in dry weather competition.
While nearly all competitors made the customary move to steel discs for the wet weather at Misano, Marquez opted to stick with the traditional carbon brakes used in dry weather competition.

While front running rvials made the customary move to steel discs for the wet weather at Misano, Marquez opted to stick with the traditional carbon brakes used in dry weather competition.

A victory that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago and that breaks down the simple pairing of carbon with dry conditions, and steel with wet conditions.

Thanks to the material used and the increasingly precise production processes, carbon discs have evolved significantly and no longer is it the automatic choice to revert to steel brakes for wet weather competition. 

While nearly all competitors made the customary move to steel discs for the wet weather at Misano, Marquez opted to stick with the traditional carbon brakes used in dry weather competition.
While nearly all competitors made the customary move to steel discs for the wet weather at Misano, Marquez opted to stick with the traditional carbon brakes used in dry weather competition.