Learn how to improve your lap times and performance in MotoGP with special tips from AndrewZh.
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Riding a motorbike is no easy walk in the park. But before you lose patience after crashing again, let’s learn how to improve with the MotoGP world champion himself: Andrea ‘AndrewZh’ Saveri. In this video, he teaches you which tires to choose, how to brake, how he creates his racing strategies and how to rock wet tracks.
Conquer the rain
First, AndrewZh touches a subject that many new racers are hesitant about: riding in the wet. Before jumping into a race, go to your setup and adjust some values. The world champion softens the suspension for better grip and alters the engine brake and traction control. He explains that in the race you need to go easy with accelerating and braking, and not just smash them while panicking. You should also go for softer tires for more grip.
No matter if it is rainy or sunny, if you want to go for hot laps you need to choose soft tires. For normal races, you can try to change the rear tire to a harder compound. This way it wears slower and provides grip for longer.
Don’t just give full throttle, have a plan
Now that you’ve practiced on some tracks, how can you prepare for a new circuit in the best way? AndrewZh starts with Time Attack to compare lap times and make basic adjustments to his riding style.
Then he prepares his racing strategy by riding 10 laps and looking at the tires and fuel status.
The third and final step is to adjust the setup accordingly, by tailoring it to to each track. AndrewZh then repeats these three steps over and over to see if he improved his lap times and what adjustments he can make to go even faster.
Last but not least, the perfect braking mechanics are crucial for improvement. As there are front and rear brakes, you need to know exactly how hard to brake in each phase. AndrewZh guides you through some corners and explains what movement you need to do when.
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