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The 2020 world champion was one of many strongest riders via apply for the Qatar weekend, although tyre issues left him struggling to sixth within the race.
His begin to the Indonesian GP weekend wasn’t as robust, with technical points thwarting him within the afternoon, whereas yellow flags on his last flying laps on mushy rubber stopped him from advancing on a lowly 20th.
With climate forecasts predicting rain to probably have an effect on FP3, Mir may very well be locked right into a risky Q1 qualifying group that features each manufacturing facility Honda riders and Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia.
“Actually, in the present day, FP2 was robust,” Mir stated. “We had some issues, some mechanical points and likewise some hassle with the entrance brake.
“It was not one of the best FP2. Then with the mushy tyre I used to be not in a position to enhance the lap time due to the yellow flags.
“Each time I used to be coming quicker there was one yellow flag on observe and I needed to decelerate. Nothing optimistic about this FP2. There’s not a lot to say.”
Mir added that the mechanical points – which he wasn’t in a position to clarify – hadn’t cropped up earlier than.
He additionally famous that the alternate rear tyre casing – which is from 2018 and is designed to deal with excessive warmth higher – was making it “troublesome” to get the medium choice to work.
“No, the mechanical points had been various things,” he stated.
“The primary exit was one thing totally different that I can’t communicate loads about.
“In regards to the rear medium, it’s troublesome to make that tyre work for us in the present day, particularly I used to be not in a position to make numerous laps because of these issues.
“So, I feel this tyre is getting higher and higher and it’s important to do laps, and this was not optimistic in the present day.
“The optimistic factor in the present day was once we put the mushy again in, the sensation got here again even when there are some issues.”
Suzuki teammate Alex Rins sneaked right into a provisional Q2 place on the finish of FP2, however is at present battling sickness.