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The 2020 world champion was working inside the highest six within the early phases of the 20-lap race at Sepang earlier than he began to drop off the tempo.
With three laps to go, Mir ran off monitor at Flip 1 and dropped out of the highest 10 to 19th, which he later defined was all the way down to him having no energy in his proper arm to brake correctly.
Mir says this bout of arm pump – identified medically as compartment syndrome – got here as a shock as he by no means normally suffers from it, however will now take into account surgical procedure within the winter forward of his change to Honda in 2023.
“Nicely, seems to be like I had an episode of arm pump,” Mir stated after Sunday’s Malaysian GP. “Within the earlier years here’s a monitor that usually you’ll be able to have just a little bit as a result of it is fairly demanding. However not like this.
“I could not perceive the strain I used to be doing and I misplaced all of the power on the appropriate arm. That is what occurred.
“It is a disgrace as a result of the group did an incredible job and the bike was sturdy, I used to be in a position to be sturdy.
“Then in the course of the race I did not really feel any drop on the rear tyre. I had a drop however not a brilliant one.
“So, for one half I am glad as a result of we confirmed vital potential originally of the race. However then these items you’ll be able to’t management [happen].
Joan Mir, Workforce Suzuki MotoGP
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“What makes me unhappy is I did not see it coming, as a result of usually I all the time complain about my again, or the neck, however I by no means complain in regards to the arm.
“I wish to see the physician to keep away from it taking place once more as a result of I am unable to permit this to occur to me once more. It may’t be a motive to complete the weekend like this.
“Sure, significantly I feel [surgery] it may be an excellent possibility. Actually, should you put every thing collectively after which we take into consideration why we had this downside: we modified a entrance stage originally f the weekend as a result of I recommended it.
“Then I had some abdomen issues, which I do not know, may make it worse. Possibly just a little little bit of every thing is what brought about this massive downside.”
Mir says he thought-about retiring late within the race as a result of arm pump concern, however wished to see the chequered flag.
“From kind of half of the race,” he replied when requested when the issue struck.
“The final 10 laps have been actually a problem. I used to be not in a position to contact the entrance brake and put strain on it.
“There was a second I virtually although to cease as a result of it does not make lots of sense to trip like this. However I wished to complete.”