One-lap time assault tempo hasn’t been a powerful level of the Suzuki, with Mir the primary world champion since Wayne Rainey in 1992 to win the title with out a pole place final yr.
Suzuki’s solely pole because it returned to MotoGP in 2015 stays Aleix Espargaro’s prime spot in qualifying for that yr’s Catalan GP, when he headed a Suzuki 1-2 in entrance of Maverick Vinales.
In each Qatar rounds this season Mir didn’t get straight into Q2 from observe, and will solely handle 10th and ninth within the grid for each races.
“We now have a number of work to do,” Mir mentioned of Suzuki’s qualifying kind.
“We’re far however we’re getting nearer and we all know the areas we have now to enhance as a result of it is actually troublesome for me to make a very good laptime.
“I’ve to trip differently and it is probably not pure for me to trip on this solution to make the laptime.”
Regardless of this, Mir got here via from 10th on the grid within the Qatar GP to be cruelly denied second by two Ducatis on the run to the end line, whereas his tempo within the Doha race was robust sufficient for the rostrum – although he may solely handle seventh following a number of clashes.
The Suzuki’s capacity to protect its tyres allowed each Mir and Alex Rins to usually brush off lowly qualifying performances in 2020, however the former admits enhancing Saturday outcomes is “some of the necessary issues”.
“I am much more nervous and much more confused on Saturday than usually on Sunday,” he added. “It is one thing that we have now to repair as a result of it isn’t regular to be actually far to our rivals in a single lap tempo.
“In the long run, for those who see the [race] tempo we’re all the time actually good, we trip in a extremely great way. However what will not be regular is our rivals are in a position to enhance one and a half seconds [in qualifying]
“So, it is one thing that we have now to work on that. Additionally, the pure model, it isn’t serving to me, my pure model.
“I am usually actually aggressive and usually to make a lap time it’s a must to be aggressive. You need to push, however on the finish it’s a must to be aggressive on the brakes and it is one thing that I’ve.
“However with this bike it’s a must to be actually clean and actually relaxed.”