MotoGP's Americas Grand Prix is our only stop in North America, so you'll need the right MotoGP 23 United States setup to be fast!
The Circuit of the Americas is a modern circuit that has hosted the Americas MotoGP round since it started in 2013. The circuit has a real mix of short and long corners as well as several long straights.
This track isn't to be underestimated, but we're here to help as always with our MotoGP 23 Americas setup guide!
MotoGP 23 United States setup
The Circuit of the Americas has been a popular circuit on the calendar since it joined in 2013. COTA is the only North American round on the current calendar and the last in the Americas in the season.
The long back straight and the pit straight means that passing is relatively easy here, but you'll need to be very brave to be quick around the high-speed corners in the first and last sectors.
Starting with the tyres, you're best using a Hard on the front and a Medium on the rear for the race. You can go Medium-Medium, but this will mean your front tyre will struggle towards the end.
Hard-Medium means that you can push for the whole race here and that's worth its weight in gold.
Front pre-load needs to be low at 1 to allow for more consistent steering around the long corners at COTA. Oil quality should be up at 6, with the front spring hardness up at 4.
The front fork compression is best at 4, with the extension also at 4.
On the rear, the rear pre-load has to go down to 2 with the Swingarm connector up at 5. Spring hardness should be up at 6, with shock absorber compression down at 4 and the extension also at 4 to help the bike's overall grip.
For your Vehicle Geometry, the steering head inclination should be down at 2 to allow for good turn-in capabilities.
The trail also should be down at around 3, with the steering plate position also set to 3. Lastly, the rear swingarm length needs to be set higher at 4.
Your gears in the USA should be set high for lower gears and lower for higher gears. The exception to this is the first gear, which should be low to help acceleration out of slow corners.
The final ratio needs to be at least 6 to allow for an overall high top speed down the back straight. The slipper clutch should be down at 3 to help the stability.
At COTA, there is one huge braking zone that means 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 should be up at 5 to help prevent excess wheelspin out of slower corners.
Engine Braking also should be cranked up to 4, 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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