How MotoGP pro AndrewZh prepares for a race

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MotoGP 21
Feel the track, but know when to pause – AndrewZh on how he gets ready for a race in MotoGP 21.
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Becoming good at any racing game is not that easy. With MotoGP 21, things are even more complicated, because the game has only been on the market since 22 April. After such a short amount of time, who can you turn to for help? The pros, of course! 2019 MotoGP Champion Andrea 'AndrewZh' Saveri once again has your back and is happy to share his approach to the new game of the series. Learn about his secrets to perfect preparation for any competitive race in our tutorial below.



Being at one with the track – but how?



Getting a good feeling for track and bike is essential to peak performances in any MotoGP game. The obvious key to this is: practise. Especially for new games, however, it is also flexibility. With new patches rolling out rather frequently, be sure to try and change up your configurations more often than not. The time attack mode is perfect to narrow down a list of promising set-ups that allow you to smash lap time after lap time. Whatever works here is then to be tested in online races against real opponents. Growing understanding of the in-game physics will later enable you to fine-tune details about your existing set-ups – so be sure to keep experimenting.

Value strategy and take breaks



The first thing every eager driver wants to do is jump right onto the track – especially in a new game. But while that's perfectly normal, it's not what you should do if you want to rise to professional skill levels. Pretty much all competitive racers prefer to take a good look at the track they're about to race beforehand. This is beyond helpful to identify braking points and a line to stick to in the curves.

Another piece of advice that is sometimes hard to realise: Breaks are essential to a productive practice session. However deeply you are immersed in the game and the dynamics of the race, to keep your focus sharp, you absolutely need to take small breaks in between. Take five to ten minutes, look out the window, walk a bit, drink water – and then go back to racing. Nothing is a more serious threat on the track than a fresh mind.

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