MotoGP 22: Austrian Grand Prix Setup Guide - Red Bull Ring guide, tyres, ECU, settings, & more

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Round fourteen of the 2022 season brings us to the beautiful Styrian mountains in Austria. The stunning Red Bull Ring has one of the best backdrops in motorsport to fall on.

The Austrian GP returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2016 and has been a popular event ever since. The Red Bull ring has added a chicane to its layout in between the old Turns 1 and 2 for 2022.


MotoGP 21 Qatar Setup Tyres
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There's a high average speed in Austria, but you won't have to worry about tyre wear. Most of the corners are taken at low speed, so a soft tyre on the front can easily do the distance.

A medium on the rear is required though, as there are some decently arduous traction zones.


MotoGP 21 Qatar Setup Suspension
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The front suspension needs to be on the low side for the most part to help the bike's stability. The exception to this is the oil quantity though, as this needs to be high at 5.

The front pre-load needs to be down at 1, with both the swingarm compression and extension at 4. The Oil qunatity also needs to be up at 4 as well.

MotoGP 21 Qatar Setup Suspension 2
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The rear suspension should be slightly lower for the most part. The rear pre-load is down at 1, as is the rear spring hardness. The swingarm connector needs to be up at 4, with the shock absorber extension at 7.

Vehicle geometry

MotoGP 21 Qatar Setup Vehicle Geometry
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The Vehicle Geometry should be very low to help the turn-in ability of the bike. The steering head inclination is best at 1, as is the trail. The steering plate position should be at 2, with the swingarm length at 3.


MotoGP 21 Qatar Setup Transmission
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The gears in around Speilberg are on the high side to help the overall top speed of the bike. All the gears except for the first gear (4) should be all the way up at 6. Your final ratio is up at 5, with the slipper clutch at 4.

MotoGP 21 Qatar Setup Transmission 2
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Brake System

MotoGP 21 Qatar Setup Brakes
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Despite the high top speeds and big stops, you won't need the absolute strongest brakes for Austria. This is down to the fact that the distances between the braking zones are usually significant.

340 mm high mass on the front and 220 mm on the rear are best for Austria.


MotoGP 21 Qatar Setup ECU
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Surprsingly, you won't need to use the electronic aids as much as you usually need to for the Red Bull Ring. You'll still need to lean on them though, with the Traction Control set to 4 to help prevent wheelspin.

Engine Braking also should be at 4 in order to help aid shaving speed through corners in the final sectors.

Anti-wheelie also has to be at around 3 to prevent the front wheel from flying off the ground. This is particularly the case out of Turns 6 and 7.

Power mapping is best at 3 for a flying lap, but you'll need to turn this around during some points in the race. This is to save fuel and the engine. All of these can be adjusted out on track using the HUD in the bottom-right of the screen.

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