Joan Mir had an accident at a race in Le Mans. Namely, at one point his bike slid off the track, and the biggest reason for that was the rain. Mir did not expect such a thing, considering that he started the race great “During a championship battle there’s always some races where you make a mistake and there is a zero [score]."
- Mir said, as quoted by motorsport “If there’s only one then it’s really good. But this is something that was not in my plan today. “I wanted to give my best. Honestly on track I felt strong, I was able to overtake a lot of riders in the first laps.
“I was there in the group. Once I overtook [Miguel] Oliveira I was trying to overtake Aleix [Espargaro] and then to be in the group with Marc [Marquez] and [Alex] Rins. After all, Mir thinks it is necessary to apologize to the team “But the rain came and that lap, I don’t know what happened honestly.
“For my part, I have to say sorry to the team because I made a mistake. “I saw that the bike was not running and I start to run to the box… I knew I had to come with the bike, but the bike was a bit damaged and I started to run.
“I don’t know why, the adrenaline or something. But from this experience I will learn for the future, I will not repeat it that’s for sure”.
His colleague, Alex Rins crashed twice, and it seems that the biggest reason for that is risky driving “Was a big shame that heavy rain because I say yesterday to my staff, to my team that in dry conditions I was feeling quite good and we were able to finish on the podium,” said Rins following his second-successive race crash in 2021.
“But then you saw a perfect start, good laps in the beginning. “Then it started to rain, we risk a lot, all that riders because it was big, big, big water. He had a feeling that the engine was too aggressive, which caused the crash to happen again “Then I exited from the box, usually in that corner in the practices we don’t use the brake when we exit, and this time I braked a little bit with the front to turn and I lose the front.
“Then I go inside to change again the bike and we start with medium/soft, but the biggest problem was the dry set-up for the wet bike. “I struggled a little bit the first laps to warm the tyres, but in general I was feeling the bike was too hard, a bit aggressive and I lost the front again”.