MotoGP's Argentine Grand Prix takes you outside of Europe for the first time, so you'll need the right MotoGP 23 Argentina setup to be fast!
Termas de Rio Hondo is a modern circuit that has hosted the Argentine MotoGP round since 2014. The long corners and high temperatures mean this track eats tyres for breakfast.
Never fear though, we're here to help as always with our MotoGP 23 Argentina setup guide!
MotoGP 23 Argentina setup
Termas de Rio Hondo has been a popular circuit on the calendar since it joined in 2014. Argentina is the only South American round on the current calendar and wasn't on the calendar at all for fifteen years since we last raced at Buenos Aires.
The long back straight means that passing isn't too hard here, but you'll need to be very brave to be quick around the long corners in the final sectors.
Starting with the tyres, you're best using Mediums on both the front and rear of the bike. You can go for a Hard on the front, but Mediums on both axles mean you can push but also have enough life left in them by the end.
Some brave riders opt for a soft on the rear axle, but we think that's tempting fate just a little too much for this track.
Front pre-load needs to be low at 2 to allow for more consistent steering around the long corners in Argentina. Oil quality is best at 3, with the front spring hardness up at 4.
The front fork compression is best at 4, with the extension all the way up at 5.
On the rear, the rear pre-load has to be up at the maximum of 7 with the Swingarm connector down at 3. Spring hardness should be up at 6, with shock absorber compression turned up to 7 and the extension set to 4 to help the bike's overall grip.
For your Vehicle Geometry, the steering head inclination should be down at 1 to allow for maximum turn-in capabilities.
The trail also should be down at around 2, with the steering plate position slightly higher at 3. Lastly, the rear swingarm length needs to be set higher at 5.
The lower gears should be set to the middle of the road at 4 for the first three gears. Gears four to six should be slightly lower at 3 each.
The final ratio needs to be at least 5 to allow for an overall high top speed down the back straight. The slipper clutch should be up at 5 to help the responsiveness.
At Termas, there is one huge braking zone so you need the biggest and most powerful anchors available.
A 340mm high mass brake on the front and a 220mm on the rear are the best options here.
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 the only one not at max, so you can get away with 3 to help prevent excess wheelspin out of slower corners.
Engine Braking also should be cranked up to 5, in order to help aid shaving speed through the first and final sectors. Anti-wheelie also has to be up at 5 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 the engine and fuel.
All of these can be adjusted out on track using the HUD in the bottom-right of the screen.
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