MotoGP 20: Italian Grand Prix Setup - Mugello guide, suspension, settings, & more

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MotoGP 21 is set to be Milestone's biggest and most-impressive MotoGP game yet! In the run-up to next year's game's release, we're providing you with setup guides for every circuit in MotoGP 20.

Your setup is key to being fast in sim racing, especially when you're finding your feet in your chosen format.

Formula 1 fans were treated to an incredible Tuscan GP at the Mugello Circuit this year. This was the first time that F1 had travelled here, but MotoGP fans know this place very well.

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Here's the setup you need to master Mugello in MotoGP 20!

Table of Contents

Tyres

Mugello is tough on tyres and as such, you'll need to go more conservative than normal. You could get away with mediums on both the front and rear axles, but you'll be struggling for grip in the closing stages.

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MotoGP™20 Tyre setup Italy
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FIRST YOU MUST FINISH: You'll need to use tougher rubber to go the distance

So, we recommend using a set of the hard compound on the rear axle, as this will ensure good traction going onto the long straights.

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Suspension

Mugello has one of the longest straights on the calendar, where you'll be easily topping over 200 mph (320 kph).

There are some tight corners in sector one though, so your suspension setup will have to be on the safer side.

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We recommend high preload values of 8 on both the front and rear to help alleviate understeer through the tight bends. Your fork values have to be high too. 8 for the front axle and 9 on the rear helps aid stability.

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Shock absorbers should be 7 for the front and 8 on the rear. While the kerbs aren't harsh here, you will need stability if you're to avoid flipping when running wide.

The springs need to be relatively hard for steering precision though, we went with 6 on both the front and the rear.

Steering Adjustment

Your suspension is set up to be responsive, but your steering adjustment needs to be as well if you're to have a good lap time at Mugello.

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The steering head inclination needs to be fairly high, at about 7. This helps you in the high-speed direction changes if the middle and last sectors.

The trail needs to be low, around 4, as the rear of the bike doesn't have to be as responsive as the front.

Gear Ratio

Your gear ratios need to be set high for Mugello due to the long start/finish straight. Lower gears would help in the slow-speed corners, but you'd be a sitting duck going into Turn 1.

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The exception to the high gear doctrine is sixth and the final ratio, which have to be near default to help acceleration down the shorter straights between corners.

Brake System

There are some big stops at Mugello, but that doesn't affect your braking system settings. Your braking system shouldn't deviate from the defaults of 340mm and 220mm.

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If you go for bigger brakes, you add weight to the bike. Smaller brakes will struggle to complete a full GP distance and you'll end up in the gravel at Turn 1 at some point.

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ECU

There are a lot of important traction zones at Mugello, but some are downhill. Therefore, you can lower the traction control to 2 or 3, depending on the conditions and the state of your rear tyre.

Engine braking shouldn't be too high either, as it's important not to lose too much speed off the throttle around corners like Turns 1, 12 and 14.

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Anti-wheelie aid can go down to 3 or perhaps even 2, due to the downhill nature of most of the important traction zones.

Be sure to turn your power up to 2 for the straights and whenever you've got excess fuel in the tank.

All of the ECU settings can all be adjusted out on track and during the race though, so feel free to alter these as your race progresses.