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MotoGP 23 India Setup: Indian Grand Prix setup guide


The MotoGP Indian round takes place at the Buddh International Circuit just outside of New Delhi, India, and we're here as always to show you our best setup for it in MotoGP 23!

We're so impressed by MotoGP 23 and we showed exactly why in our full review right here. MotoGP 23 is probably our pick for the best motorbike game of the year so far, but it's difficult to master.

In MotoGP 23's Single Player Career Mode, Round 14 of your first full season takes place in India. The Indian Grand Prix is new to the MotoGP game and is on the full calendar, but isn't featured on the short calendar.

Here's our setup guide for Buddh in MotoGP 23!

MotoGP 23 India setup

The Indian Grand Prix is a new addition to the MotoGP calendar for 2023. Unlike the Kazakh Grand Prix, this race is all set to go later this year. India starts the Asian leg of the championship, which takes up most of the final rounds of the season.

The Buddh International Circuit is a modern racing venue and has a striking grandstand on its pit straight. Buddh previously hosted the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix between 2011 and 2013.

MotoGP 23 India Setup Tyres
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Starting with the tyres, we think that you should go for a Hard on the front and a Medium on the rear axle. This will give you good and consistent levels of grip through the race without having to conserve your tyres.

A Medium tyre on the front would mean that you need to tyre save going into the final laps of the race, so we don't recommend it.

Suspension

MotoGP 23 India Setup Suspension
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Front pre-load needs to be low at 2 to allow for more consistent steering through the high-speed corners in the final sectors. Oil quality should be slightly higher at 3, with the front spring hardness at 4.

The front fork compression is best at 4, with the fork extension down at 3.

On the rear, the rear pre-load should be at 3, with the Swingarm connector also at 3. Spring hardness should also be at 3, with shock absorber compression at 3 and the extension at 4 to help the bike's overall grip.

Vehicle geometry

MotoGP 23 India setup Vehicle Geometry
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For your Vehicle Geometry, the steering head inclination should be up at 4 to allow for more stable steering.

The trail should also be at 4 but the steering plate needs to be down slightly at 3. Lastly, the rear swingarm length needs to be around 5.

Transmission

MotoGP 23 India Setup Transmission
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Your gears should be at the default settings for Buddh, with the exception of top gear, which should be up at 6. This will strike the ideal balance between top speed and acceleration.

You'll also have good top speed down the pit and back straights, the latter of which you'll top over 200 mph (320 kph).

The slipper clutch should be at 4 to help the bike's steering responsiveness.

Brake System

MotoGP 23 India Setup Brakes
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In India, there are a few huge braking zones, especially those heading into Turns 1 and 4. So, you'll need to take extreme measures by going even bigger than normal.

355 mm brakes on the front and 220 mm on the rear are the only way to go around Buddh.

ECU

MotoGP 23 India Setup ECU
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As usual, 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 best at 3, as there are numerous big traction zones around here.

Engine Braking should be cranked up to 4 in order to shave speed around the long corners. Anti-wheelie should also be at five to help keep the bike on the ground through the sharp inclines and declines around here.

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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