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Round seven 2022 season takes us to the country which invented the motor race, France. The French GP has called Le Mans' Bugatti Circuit home since the year 2000.
Le Mans is never an easy beast to tame though, so getting the correct setup is crucial for this one. Here's our guide to set you up for success in France in MotoGP 22!
Le Mans' smooth surface and relatively low average speed means that you can be adventurous with your tyre choice. A soft on the front should provide good grip, while a medium on the rear will last the distance without issue.
Front pre-load needs to be low at 2 to allow for more consistent steering around the long corners here in France. Oil quality is best at 4, with the front spring hardness up at 4.
The front swingarm should also be set to 4, as is the compression for the swingarm.
On the rear, the rear pre-load has to be around 3 with the Swingarm connector up at 4. Spring hardness should be up to 5, with shock absorber compression at 3 and the extension at 4.
For your Vehicle Geometry, steering head inclination is required to down to 3 to increase the bike's turning in ability.
The trail has to also be at 3, with the steering plate position on 3 too. Lastly, the rear swingarm length needs to be set slightly lower at 2.
All of the gear should be set slightly low at 3 for France thanks to the low average speed here. This doesn't include the top gear though, as the pit straight sees you touch 200 mph (320 kph) by the end.
The slipper clutch should be up at 4 to help the responsiveness of the steering.
At Le Mans, there aren't many big braking zones. However, there are numerous smaller zones, back-to-back, can lead to overheating. So, a 340mm high mass brake on the front and a 220mm on the rear are best in France.
The electronic aids that are available to you in MotoGP definitely come in handy here. You'll need to turn all of them up quite high to keep your bike on the road. Traction Control is at 4 to help prevent excess wheelspin.
Engine Braking also should be cranked up to 4, in order to help aid shaving speed through the first and last sectors. Anti-wheelie has to be at around 4 to prevent the front wheel from flying off the ground.
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.