Mir’s difficulties in qualifying on the Suzuki in 2021 continued at Assen, with the Suzuki rider as soon as once more compelled to battle his method by means of from the fourth row of the grid in 10th.
With the Suzuki missing the rear experience peak system of its rivals, Mir needed to make aggressive strikes as he labored his method by means of the order and managed to salvage his third podium of the season.
Mir admits this podium forward of the summer time break was “essential” for each himself and Suzuki, however concedes his present bike isn’t robust sufficient to defend his title at current.
“I believe that it is going to be a lift of vitality to attempt to be higher on the second a part of the season,” Mir, who’s 55 factors off the championship lead, stated.
“Like this with this package deal it’s most likely not sufficient to battle for the title, so we should work on it, work on the bike, work on myself, all the time attempt to enhance extra.
“However I’m so completely satisfied concerning the race general as a result of I believe we couldn’t count on far more from this race.
“These two guys [Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales] have been actually, actually quick all weekend.
“They rode the bike in a very good degree and it was actually troublesome for me to be near them.
“However I did what I needed to do on the primary laps, all the time it’s actually to troublesome to overhaul Honda and Ducatis, it’s all the time a nightmare.
Joan Mir, Workforce Suzuki MotoGP
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“However I attempted to do my most and do intelligent overtakes. In fact, I’m all the time struggling to overhaul the Ducatis, so possibly some overtake is a bit on the restrict.
“I by no means contact [anyone] however I all the time make some block cross to them, so sorry for these overtakes however it’s all the time actually troublesome.
“Jack [Miller] will likely be indignant as a result of once more the overtake was a block cross and I don’t prefer to make these overtakes, however he’s quick on the straights and he brakes exhausting. So, it’s troublesome.”
Mir says Suzuki bringing its personal rear experience peak system for the second half of the season will likely be pivotal, but additionally notes that the marque must unravel its woes in qualifying.
“First, we should work on the system as a result of there are a variety of tracks that this system could make an enormous distinction to begin in the identical place because the others,” he stated.
“So, this we should do. Then to work a bit of bit on the main points of the bike that all the time make the distinction.
“So, in my view we’ve to know with the staff what we must be stronger on qualifying to make a great lap time as a result of all the time the tempo that I’m capable of do will not be removed from the lap that I do in qualifying pushing like an animal.
“So, it’s obscure however we’ll discover a answer.”