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New MotoGP 21 gameplay showcases brake temperature management

MotoGP 21 brake temperature

One of the many new features in this year’s official MotoGP 21 game is having to keep an eye on your brake temperatures. Now, we have seen how that will work for the first time.

The game, which releases on 22nd April and is on next-gen systems for the first time, looks to be moving ever-towards a simulation-level of realism.

Much like selecting the right tyre compound for the right track conditions, you will now have to make sure you have the right size of brake discs too. So, if you’re on a track with more corners, select smaller discs, while on more flowing circuits you may want to select larger discs for more consistent brake temperature. If your brakes get too hot, braking performance will decrease.

MotoGP 21 brake temperature example

From this brief gameplay clip, it looks like you can select from four sizes of front brake discs, and two for the rear. You then make your decision based on circuit layout and the provided track temperature. The footage only shows the top MotoGP class.

An extra tactical layer to the racing is always a good thing, we’ll have to go hands-on with the game to see how that works in reality. I suspect that this will only come into play significantly when you choose to do longer race lengths.

This latest teaser follows the long lap penalty reveal and what I’d like to see next is a preview of the new crash recovery animations. We’ll have more on MotoGP 21 in the run-up to release.

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