Mir: "With this package it’s probably not enough to fight for the title"

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Mir: "With this package it’s probably not enough to fight for the title"

Joan Mir finished on the podium again at the race in Assen. Still, he believes his bike is not good enough to defend the title “I think that it will be a boost of energy to try to be better on the second part of the season,” Mir, who is 55 points off the championship lead, said, as quoted by motorsport “Like this with this package it’s probably not enough to fight for the title, so me must work on it, work on the bike, work on myself, always try to improve more.

“But I’m so happy about the race overall because I think we couldn’t expect much more from this race. “These two guys [Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales] were really, really fast all weekend.

Ducati and Honda

Mir believes that Ducatti and Honda are very tough opponents “They rode the bike in a really good level and it was really difficult for me to be close to them.

“But I did what I had to do on the first laps, always it’s really to difficult to overtake Honda and Ducatis, it’s always a nightmare. “But I tried to do my maximum and do clever overtakes. Of course, I’m always struggling to overtake the Ducatis, so maybe some overtake is a bit on the limit.

“I never touch [anyone] but I always make some block pass to them, so sorry for these overtakes but it’s always really difficult. “Jack [Miller] will be angry because again the overtake was a block pass and I don’t like to make these overtakes, but he’s fast on the straights and he brakes hard.

So, it’s difficult”. He thinks that his team needs to work on some details “First, we must work on the device because there are a lot of tracks that this device can make a huge difference to start in the same position as the others,” he said.

“So, this we must do. Then to work a little bit on the details of the bike that always make the difference. “So, for my part we have to understand with the team what we need to be stronger on qualifying to make a good lap time because always the pace that I’m able to do is not far from the lap that I do in qualifying pushing like an animal. “So, it’s difficult to understand but we will find a solution”.