According to Brembo, the Italian manufacturer that currently supplies all but three of the 21 machines in the series with carbon-carbon front brake systems, maximum speed approaching double-apex Turn 2 this year was a staggering 172 mph, an increase of seven mph from 2011. Corner entrance speed was up from 62 mph to 65. Further, braking distance dropped from 1148 feet to 1076. Actual braking time decreased from 6.5 seconds to 4.1, and load at the lever jumped from 6.6 pounds to 9.3. Maximum deceleration, however, was the same—1.1 g—indicating the riders arrived at that point sooner and remained there longer.