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The thirteenth round of the 2022 season takes us to Great Britain and the legendary Silverstone circuit. Silverstone has hosted the British GP since its major refurbishment in 2010.
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The home of British motorsport is very fast and boasts some of the best cornering in the world. Getting a good setup here isn’t easy, but we’re here to help with our MotoGP 22 setup guide!
Despite Silverstone’s high-speed corners, there aren’t many large zones of traction here, nor are there many corners that will cause problems for your tyres. So you can afford to run Medium front and rear, but that depends a lot on your riding style.
The front suspension needs to be on the low side to help bike stability. The front preload value is at the bottom at 1, the oil quality at 3 and the spring rate at 4.
The compression and extension of the swingarm should be about 2 each.
The rear suspension should match the front suspension to help predictability of the bike. The only exception is the spring stiffness, which should be a little higher at 5.
The vehicle geometry should be very low to support the bike’s turning ability. Steering head tilt is best at 1, as is trail. Steering plate position should be at 2, swing arm length at 3.
Gears in the UK are roughly standard to find a good balance between overall top speed and acceleration.
The only exception to this is the finish ratio, which is set at 5 to prevent over-revs on the Hnagary and Wellington straights. The slipper clutch should be around 4 to allow for better stability.
Despite the speed of Silverstone, you don’t need heavy brakes. That’s because the distances between braking zones are generally quite long, so you don’t want them to get too cold.
340mm at the front and 220mm at the rear is ideal, we think.
Surprisingly, you don’t need to use the electronic tools as often as you normally need to for Silverstone. However, you still have to lean on it when traction control is set to 3 to keep the wheels from spinning.
Engine braking should also be on 4 to shave speed through corners like Copse, Maggot-Becketts-Chapel and Stowe.
Anti-Wheelie also needs to be around 3 to keep the front wheel from lifting off the ground. This isn’t difficult, however, as this former RAF airbase is suitably flat for racing.
Power mapping is best at 3 for a flying lap, but you’ll need to flip this during a few points in the race. This is for fuel economy and the engine. All of this can be adjusted on the track using the HUD on the bottom right of the screen.