Suzuki driver Joan Mir points out that he will 'sleep well all year round' because he knows that he gave his best last season, and that he is not interested in criticism of him. Mir won the ‘royal class’ title in 2020.
However, the Suzuki driver did not achieve any victory in 2021, and he was on the podium only six times. He finished the season in third place, with 70 points less than champion Fabio Quartaro Mir obviously believes that the problem was not in him, and that there were some much bigger problems that prevented him from showing his full potential and achieving what he intended..
"It is true that I did not achieve any victory, but no one can say that I did not get the most out of the motorcycle. But I am also really disappointed ", the Spaniard admitted. Still, Mir doesn’t want to stress too much and is relaxed about criticism.
He is obviously mentally strong and believes in his abilities. Apparently Mir was not happy with the bike and expected a completely different situation "Still, I will sleep well all year, because I know I couldn't have done better.
If someone doesn't believe me, that's fine. If anyone says that I was the worst defending champion in history, they are welcome." "But they should understand the situation well, before commenting on anything.
Although, I don't care about them, honestly. "
Mir believes that the entire Suzuki team will be stronger in the future, thanks to everything he has learned this season. "I put a lot of pressure on myself.
I think the whole team will be stronger next season, because we learned how hard it is to win the Moto GP." He once again confirmed what we assumed: The whole team must work on improving the bike, but also the complete situation.
Admittedly, Suzuki's team has not been particularly successful this season, and will likely work to be significantly more competitive next season. " You have to do a lot to win the title. And not only the driver, but all the people who are in the team ", concluded Mir.
Mir is also aware that the next season will be very difficult, and that the competition is really hard. But given his experience and skills, Mir will do his best and it is now Suzuki's turn to provide him with all the prerequisites to achieve what they want.