MotoGP 20: Italian Grand Prix Setup – guide, suspension, settings, & more

A good setup can make all the difference in MotoGP 20, here’s our best Mugello setup.

George Howson by George Howson
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MotoGP 20 is here and it’s one of the most challenging racing games on the market. If you’re interested in purchasing Milestone’s latest motorcycle game, you can read our review.

We’ve also got a beginner’s guide to get you off on the right track if you’re new to MotoGP 20 and motorcycle games.

If you’re ready to take on the likes of Marquez and Rossi though, we have what you need to be quick.

Setups are key to being fast in motorsport games, especially when you’re finding your feet in the format.

The Mugello Circuit is one of the most prestigious venues in MotoGP 20. The Tuscany track has hosted the Italian Motorcycle GP on and off since the 1970s.

Here’s the setup you need to master Mugello in MotoGP 20!

Tyres

Mugello is tough on the tyres and as such, you’ll need to go more conservative than you would normally have to.

MotoGP™20 Tyre setup Italy
FIRST YOU MUST FINISH: You’ll need to use tougher rubber to go the distance

You could get away with mediums on both the front and rear axles, but you’ll be struggling for grip in the closing stages.

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We recommend using the hards on the rear, as this will ensure good traction going onto the long straights.

Suspension

Mugello has one of the longest straights on the calendar, where you’ll be easily topping over 200 mph (320 kph).

There are some tighter corners in the first sector though, and your suspension setup will, therefore, be safer than at some other tracks.

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We recommend high preload values of 8 on both the front and rear to help alleviate understeer through the tight bends.

MotoGP™20 Suspension setup Italy

Your fork values need to be relatively high too, around 8 for the front axle and 9 on the rear to aid stability.

Shock absorbers should be 7 for the front and 8 on the rear. The kerbs aren’t harsh here, but you’ll need stability if you’re required to use them.

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The springs need to be relatively hard for steering precision though, we went with 6 on both the front and the rear.

Steering Adjustment

Your suspension is set up to be responsive, but your steering adjustment also must be to be quick at Mugello.

MotoGP™20 Steering Adjustment setup Italy

The steering head inclination needs to be fairly high at about 7. This helps you in the high-speed direction changes as the bike is less likely to fall on you.

The trail needs to be lower though, at around 4, as the rear doesn’t have to be as responsive as the front.

Gear Ratio

Your gear ratios need to be set high for Mugello due to the track because of the long straights.

MotoGP™20 Gear ratio setup Italy

The exception to this is sixth gear and the final ratio, which has to be near default to help acceleration down the shorter straights between corners.

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Brake System

There are some big stops at Mugello but that doesn’t affect your braking system settings. Your braking system shouldn’t deviate from the defaults of 340mm and 220mm.

MotoGP™20 Brake system setup Italy

If you go for bigger brakes, you add weight to the bike. Smaller brakes will struggle to complete a full GP distance.

ECU

There are quite a few important traction zones at Mugello, but some are downhill, so you can lower the traction control to 2 or 3.

The engine braking shouldn’t be too high either, as it’s important not to lose much speed off the throttle around corners like Turns 1, 12 and 14.

MotoGP™20 ECU setup Italy

Anti-wheelie aid can go down to 3 or perhaps even 2, due to the downhill nature of most of the important traction zones.

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Be sure to turn your power up to 2 for the straights and whenever you’ve got excess fuel in the tank. These can all be adjusted out on track and during the race though, so feel free to alter these as your race progresses.

George Howson

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