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Mir battling “unusual” braking points in German MotoGP qualifying

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

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

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

“It’s actually unusual, truthfully, due to course the temperature is actually excessive, however we by no means raced with the toughest tyre within the allocation,” Mir defined.

“The Suzuki usually works fairly nicely with the medium and we’re utilizing the H entrance, so which means I’m probably not agreeing that’s the appropriate approach as a result of in all probability with the Suzuki we have now to be easy and every part, and if we’d like a tougher compound in entrance we’re not flowing fairly nicely.

“So, it’s not in regards to the tyres. It’s extra in regards to the setting of the bike.

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

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

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Mir was additionally caught unfortunate by yellow flags in Q1, which led to 2 of his laps being cancelled and dropping him to simply beneath three tenths outdoors of a Q2 spot.

“Actually, nothing went actually proper immediately,” 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 after 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. Right now was not our day.”

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