MotoGP 22: German Grand Prix Setup Guide - Sachsenring guide, suspension, settings, & more

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We love MotoGP 22 and we believe it's an early contender for racing game of the year. The official game of the 2022 MotoGP season is arguably the best game the series has ever seen since Milestone took it over.

You can read exactly why we're so impressed in our full review. Round ten of the 2022 season sees us return head deep into the German forests to race around the Sachsenring.

The Sachsenring has hosted the German Grand Prix since 1998, and used to host the East German Grand Prix in the 1980s before that. This is a proper oldschool circuit and a big challenge to perfect.

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There are a lot of corners around the Sachsenring, with a good mix of low and high-speed ones. Mediums on both the front and rear axles are a good compromise between grip and durability.

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Suspension

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Your front suspension settings should be around middle of the road for Sachsenring. Front spring hardness and swingarm extension should be at 4, with the rest of the settings down at 3.

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The rear suspension though, should be slightly on the high side. This is especially the case for the rear pre-load, which needs to be up at the full value of 7.

Swingarm connector (4), spring hardness (5), and shock absorber compression (3) and extension (4) are all slightly lower than this value.

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Vehicle geometry

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For your Vehicle Geometry, the steering head inclination and trail have to be all the way down at 1 each. This is to help steering responsiveness, which will come in handy when you're in the first sectors.

The steering plate position and rear swingarm length though, both need to tuned higher. Plate position should be at 4, with the swingarm at 5.

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Transmission

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Aside from the first gear which needs to be turned up to the max, your other gears should be near the default value at 3 each.

The final ratio needs to be on the high side at 6 because of the long back and pit-straights. Slipper clutch should be around 6 to allow for better stability.

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Brake System

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Turn 1 alone necessitates powerful brakes in Germany. Unusually for MotoGP 22, you'll need to go with the biggest brakes possible, to allow for better cooling through sector one.

Therefore, the brakes should be 355 mm on the front and 220 mm on the rear.

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ECU

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You won't need to use the electronic aids quite as much as at some tracks in Germany. You'll still need to make the most of them though, with Traction Control is at 4 to help prevent excess wheelspin, especially when accelerating when cornering.

Engine Braking also should be cranked up to 3, in order to help aid shaving speed through the middle and final sectors.

Anti-wheelie also has to be at around 3 to prevent the front wheel from flying off the ground. Your front wheel will still raise off the ground on big declines, but this is managable.

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.