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Mir battling “unusual” braking issues in German MotoGP qualifying

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Mir didn’t make it straight into Q2 from FP3 on Saturday morning in Germany and will only manage a season-worst 17th on the grid in qualifying.

The Suzuki rider says he’s struggling underneath braking in the final two corners of the circuit, explaining that the excessive temperatures are forcing him to make use of the arduous entrance tyre and that is stopping him from “flowing” on the GSX-RR.

Sachsenring’s twisty format was anticipated to play into the Suzuki’s favour, however Mir admits he’s discovering remaining sector enhancements arduous as a result of “it’s not the Sachsenring I anticipated”.

“We’re nonetheless lacking lots in sector 4, I’m struggling to cease the bike. I’ve a variety of lock on the entrance after which I don’t make the nook,” Mir defined.

“It’s a disgrace as a result of in all the remainder of the monitor I’m quick however we miss in that sector – we miss lots in that sector.

“The issue is that right here we’re all actually, actually shut. It was a disgrace.

“It’s actually unusual, actually, due to course the temperature is de facto excessive, however we by no means raced with the toughest tyre in the allocation.

“The Suzuki usually works fairly properly with the medium and we’re utilizing the H entrance, so which means I’m not likely agreeing that’s the right method as a result of in all probability with the Suzuki we have now to be easy and every part, and if we want a more durable compound in entrance we’re not flowing fairly properly.

“So, it’s not concerning the tyres. It’s extra concerning the setting of the bike.

“We improved lots from yesterday, we improved like nearly one second on a 1m21s monitor.

“So, it means that there’s margin to enhance, however in fact it’s tough as a result of it’s not the Sachsenring that I anticipated and that’s why I’m like this.”

Joan Mir, Crew Suzuki MotoGP

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Mir was additionally unfortunate with yellow flags in Q1, which led to 2 of laps being cancelled and dropping him to only underneath three tenths outdoors of a Q2 spot.

“Actually, nothing went actually proper right now,” he added. “Then there was the opposite downside of yellow flags.

“They cancelled the 2 laps that I had, one lap that was near P2, after which once I begin to make the second it was one other yellow flag.

“That is so tough to make the lap time, however I perceive that if it’s somebody on the bottom it’s an issue. At the moment was not our day.”

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