|Number of turns||15 turns, 5 right and 10 left|
|The longest straight||762 metres|
|Approximate maximum speed||320 Km/h|
|Number of laps||28|
|Race distance||117.6 Km|
A little while ago, we put our creativity to the test and worked out how World Championship tracks would look if they were raced the other way around. We're going to take it even further today with our own imaginary track. Inspired by Dani Pedrosa's favourite routes, DaniRing is a technical track that puts planning and braking skills to the test at high speeds. Come with us on our first lap around!
First section: Sito Pons bend and Motegi hairpin turn
The first thing that stands out about DaniRing is that it the track runs anticlockwise. As soon as they set off, drivers reach a fast, open corner inspired by Sito Pons corner from Jerez. This short section doesn't last long and is followed by an uphill stretch, leading to a very tight hairpin turn. Next is a straight, steep downhill stretch similar to Motegi's Downhill Straight. We're wondering if MotoGP will make it compulsory to use 340mm brakes on this track...
Second section: Saschenring's Omega turn
We start out with a very technical section. There are several turns in quick succession here, which means that choosing the right route makes a real difference. Just like the third Saschenring turn, there's a steep incline on the fifth, where riders must shift their weight on entry and exit. It's a particularly fun section for Dani.
Third section: Valencia mega-curve
After some fast curves, what could be a better finish than an extremely long, very open mega-curve? It's like the one found in the Ricardo Tormo circuit, which is one of Dani Pedrosa's favourite curves because of it's many possible courses and a very closed and technical ending. The mega-curve would seem to be an essential part of the track, if we look at 26's eight victories on this route, across all categories.
Fourth section: Turns 4 – 8 from the Catalunya circuit
The track ends with five curves identical to those on the Catalunya circuit. It's a stretch that starts on a downhill slope and finishes with a braking incline next to Masía de la Moreneta.
Dani would certainly love to compete on a track like this. How about you? Would you like to see DaniRing on the World Championship calendar?