Joan Mir finished 21st in the sprint race at the Catalunya MotoGP. After everything, Mir was quite disappointed and could not understand why his bike could not compete with the others. Mir wants answers from Honda. If he continues like this, he will be far from achieving his goals.
“It is difficult for me to be in front of you and to speak about the race. I had the worst feeling of my life on a motorbike. It’s something unbelievable. I was losing in acceleration even to the other Honda!
I don’t understand what happened. I know the grip is not fantastic. There is a lot of corners here which exploit our weak points, and we’re trying to survive with it. Honestly, I was not able to control the spin.
I opened the throttle, I wasn’t moving”. - Mir said, as quoted by crash.net!
Joan Mir always gave his best, but he also asked others to give him what he needed. It seems he didn't get what he wanted this time.
In such an atmosphere, you can hardly give your best.
“I’m in a moment where I need answers. I need to understand what’s happening. Everyone understands how to open the throttle. The other thing is to brake into the corners - where we are strong, we didn’t lose our braking.
But what happened in the race was unacceptable. If you think deeply into what I’m saying - I brake, I go in with the others, no problem, but the moment that I open the throttle? I stay, they go!" Although Mir wanted to remain positive from the first day and believed that he could achieve everything he wanted, he encountered an obstacle.
The only thing Mir is happy about is his consistency. “I really don’t understand what I have to do. The only thing I could do, which I was proud of, was to be consistent in lap times. I’m focused and want to do the job.
But I can do more. I try to head into weekends with good moods and positivity, mentally in a good situation. But the other thing is patience - that’s another story”.