Death, taxes and Milestone making a great MotoGP game are three of the certainties in life. MotoGP 22 has been a breath of fresh air for fans of the fastest two-wheeled racing in the world.
The official game of the 2022 MotoGP season is probably the best game the series has ever seen since Milestone took it over.
Round fifteen of the 2022 season sees us return to Italy for the second Italian race of the campaign. The amazing Misano circuit hosts the San Marino GP, and as done ever since 2007.
Misnao is a tight and twisty little circuit that is a challenge to get the setup prefected for. Don't be put off though, we're here to help with our setup guide for MotoGP 22!
Misano doesn't have a high top speed, but it does have some fairly quick conrers. Coupled with some decent traction zones, and you'll need mediums on both the front and the rear of the bike.
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 6.
The front pre-load needs to be down at 2, with both the swingarm compression and extension at 3. The front spring hardness is up at 4, so slightly higher.
The rear suspension should be slightly higher, in order to help the responsiveness of the ride. The rear pre-load is up at 5, as is the single shock absorber compression and extnesion.
The swingarm connector and spring hardness need to be slightly lower at 4.
The Vehicle Geometry should be around the default values in the aim of a good compromise. The Steering Head Inclination has to be around 4, as should the trail.
The steering plate position (3) and rear swingarm length (5) should be slightly different to the previous settings.
The gears in San Marino are around default to strike a good balance between overall top speed and acceleration. This is the case for all gears, which we've set to 3.
The only exception is the final ratio, up at 5. The slipper clutch should be around 4 to allow for better stability.
The lengthy and numerous braking zones in San Marino necessitates the strongest and biggest brakes available in MotoGP 22. Therefore, the 355 mm on the front and 220 on the rear are best for Misano.
You'll need to lean on the electronic aids for Misano, starting with 3 for the traction control. Engine Braking also should be at 4 in order to help aid shaving speed through corners like the first and final corners.
Anti-wheelie also has to be at around 3 to prevent the front wheel from flying off the ground. This isn't hard to do though, because Misano is a fairly flat track.
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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