The MotoGP Indonesian round takes place at the Mandalika Street Circuit on Lombok and we're here as always to show you our best setup for Indonesia in MotoGP 23!
In MotoGP 23's Single Player Career Mode, Round 16 of your first full season takes place in Indonesia. Indonesia loves bike racing, so we're so glad it's on the MotoGP calendar now and for the future.
The Indonesian Grand Prix is on both the game's full and short calendars. Here's our setup guide for Motegi in MotoGP 23!
MotoGP 23 Indonesia setup
Aside from two races in the 1990s, the Indonesian Grand Prix is a very new round on the MotoGP calendar. A new circuit was built on the island of Lombok for the 2022 season and has proved to be a popular addition.
While Indonesia hasn't produced many MotoGP riders, motorcycle racing is hugely popular. The South-east Asian nation's main mode of transport is the motorbike, so racing on two wheels is very commonplace.
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.
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 higher at 4, with the front spring hardness also at 4.
The front fork compression is best all the way up at 7, 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 3 to help the bike's overall grip and make it a full house of three on the rear of the bike.
For your Vehicle Geometry, the steering head inclination should be up at 7 to allow for more maximum stability when steering.
The trail should be at 5 but the steering plate needs to be down at 2. Lastly, the rear swingarm length needs to be around 3 for a good compromise between responsiveness and stability.
Your gears should be around the default settings or slightly lower for Mandalika, with the exception of top gear, which should be up at 6. This will strike the ideal balance between top speed and acceleration.
The slipper clutch should be at 4 to help the bike's steering responsiveness.
In Indonesia, there are a few big braking zones, especially those heading into Turns 1 and 10. 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 is the only way to go around Mandalika.
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 5, as there are numerous big traction zones around here.
Engine Braking should be cranked up to 5 in order to shave speed around the long corners. Anti-wheelie should be at four 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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