Current MotoGP world champion Joan Mir has outlined the importance of resetting ahead of his third home race of the season in Aragon.

After claiming ground on championship leader Fabio Quartararo in both Austrian rounds, Mir’s hard work was quickly undone during a difficult Silverstone event.

Mir finished ninth after initially battling for the top five, however, with Aragon proving to be one of his better rounds during last year’s title winning campaign, ‘starting with good feelings’ will go a long way to replicating the double podium Mir enjoyed. 

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Mir said: "Before the Grand Prix (Silverstone) I expected much more, but honestly in the race I had some problems and I couldn’t finish in a better position. 

"Luckily the others; the championship contenders also made some mistakes and were in trouble and yeah I’m second, but I’m not looking at it. 

"I think that we must make a reset. It’s important to start here with good feelings and to be able to fight for the victory on Sunday would be amazing. I will try to give my best and see where we are." 

It’s been an up-and-down season for Mir as he’s still without a victory thus far, and while the new rear ride height device was finally introduced by Suzuki in Austria, other areas from last year’s package haven’t developed as expected which has contributed to a loss ‘of speed’. 

"Well, compared to last year we lost a bit of speed. The thing that we wanted to improve for this year is something that we probably make a bit worse," added Mir.  

"It’s not that we make it a bit worse, but simply that we didn’t improve as we expected. So, this made everything a little bit more difficult. 

"There’s still a lot of racing left, so I think there’s still a little bit of room for improvement."