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Round six of the 2022 season sees us continue our European tour. We're in Spain for the first of four MotoGP races in the Iberian nation. The Spanish love MotoGP and Jerez is a dream to drive in the official video game.
Getting the setup right though, isn't easy. Never fear though, we're here to help as always with our Spanish MotoGP 22 setup guide!
The road surface in Spain is quite abrasive, but the average speed is relatively low. So, you can get away with using medium tyres on both the front and rear axles of the bike.
The front pre-load needs to be low at 2 to allow for more consistent steering around the longer corners of Jerez. Oil quality is best at 4, with the front spring hardness also at 4.
The front swingarm compression is best up at 5, with the extension at 6. Lastly, for the front of the bike's suspension, front swingarm extension is another that is best at about 4.
On the rear, the pre-load has to be around 2 with the Swingarm connector up at 4. Spring hardness should be around 3, with shock absorber compression (5) and extension (6) both set relatively high.
For your Vehicle Geometry, steering head inclination is required to be down at 2 to help the responsiveness of the steering.
The trail has to be down at 2, with the steering plate position down at 3. Lastly, the rear swingarm length needs to be set slightly higher at 4.
All of the gears should be set slightly low at 3 for Jerez. The only exception to this is the final ratio, up at 6 to avoid hitting the limiter. The slipper clutch should be down at 3 to help the stability of the ride.
In Portimao, there aren't many big braking zones. However, there are numerous smaller zones, back-to-back, can lead to overheating. So, a 340mm high mass brake on the front and a 220mm on the rear are best in Portugal.
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 at 4 to help prevent excess wheelspin.
Engine Braking also should be cranked up to 4, in order to help aid shaving speed through the first and final sectors. Anti-wheelie has to be at around 4 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 fuel and the engine.
All of these can be adjusted out on track using the HUD in the bottom-right of the screen.