Mir’s difficulties in qualifying on the Suzuki in 2021 continued at Assen, with the Suzuki rider as soon as once more pressured to combat his manner by from the fourth row of the grid in 10th.
With the Suzuki missing the rear trip peak machine of its rivals, Mir needed to make aggressive strikes as he labored his manner by the order and managed to salvage his third podium of the season.
Mir admits this podium forward of the summer season break was “necessary” for each himself and Suzuki, however concedes his present bike isn’t robust sufficient to defend his title at current.
“I believe that it will likely be a lift of power 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 combat for the title, so me should work on it, work on the bike, work on myself, at all times attempt to enhance extra.
“However I’m so completely happy concerning the race total 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 extremely good stage and it was actually troublesome for me to be near them.
“However I did what I needed to do on the primary laps, at all times it’s actually to troublesome to overhaul Honda and Ducatis, it’s at all times a nightmare.
“However I attempted to do my most and do intelligent overtakes. In fact, I’m at all times struggling to overhaul the Ducatis, so possibly some overtake is a bit on the restrict.
“I by no means contact [anyone] however I at all times make some block go to them, so sorry for these overtakes however it’s at all times actually troublesome.
“Jack [Miller] can be offended as a result of once more the overtake was a block go 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 trip peak machine for the second half of the season can be pivotal, but additionally notes that the marque must unravel its woes in qualifying.
“First, we should work on the machine as a result of there are a variety of tracks that this machine 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 small print of the bike that at all times make the distinction.
“So, personally now we have to grasp with the crew what we have to be stronger on qualifying to make a very good lap time as a result of at all times the tempo that I’m in a position to do will not be removed from the lap that I do in qualifying pushing like an animal.
“So, it’s obscure however we are going to discover a resolution.”