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Mir adapting 'less aggressive' riding style for MotoGP qualifying

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir is having to re-think his 'aggressive' riding style for qualifying in order to get the best from his Ecstar Suzuki.

The Spaniard is usually an all-or-nothing kind of rider but that isn't working over the one-lap time attack which sets the grid.

"I'm a lot more nervous and stressed on Saturday than on Sunday. It's something that we have to fix because it's not normal to be really far to our rivals in one lap pace," said Mir.


"In the end, if you see the pace we are always really good, we ride in a really good way. But what is not normal is our rivals are able to improve one and a half seconds. So, it's something that we have to work on that. Also, the natural style, it is not helping me, my natural style.

"I'm normally really aggressive and normally to make a lap time you have to be aggressive. You have to push, but at the end you have to be aggressive on the brakes and it's something that I have. But with this bike you have to be really smooth and really relaxed."

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