Mallorcan Joan Mir (Suzuki GSX RR) returns to competition this weekend with the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, and he does so without clarifying anything about his future that links him to the Repsol Honda team , as he states that everything he can say in this regard is not “benefiting him at the moment”, so he does not want to “talk”.
However, Joan Mir played down the importance: “The situation has come like this, but for now there are many people who still don’t know where the next season is going to go, so I’m not the only one”.
Mir said he had rested a lot in this period of time, which he took the opportunity to marry his partner Alejandra in Mallorca and continue training, in what he calls “a very complete summer”, although he affirms that he has had a “very good time”.
Sides with Quartararo
In strictly competition “mode”, Joan Mir assured that he did not understand the penalty against Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, since he asked himself “How many equal actions are there without penalty?”.
“There is the example of Miller with me in Portimao. It’s not that I ask Miller for a penalty, but he was trying to overtake, he falls and throws me, without penalty. Quartararo falls, takes Aleix out and they penalize him. What’s the point? “Why one yes and another no? It doesn’t make sense. I have given this example because it has happened to me, but there are many other actions in all categories,” he said.
“On the last lap of Assen in Moto3, a rider also fell, threw others and there was no penalty. Why did Fabio? I don’t understand anything. We have to hold a meeting to tell us what they are based on”, wields Joan Mir with some indignation.
In any case, Joan Mir explained about the long lap penalty that “if he starts at the front, it’s not a drama either, but it is a penalty, no matter how small, without understanding why, because it doesn’t make you happy”. “I don’t know if he’ll be there to win or what I’m going to find when I get on the bike,” he said.
“It’s a circuit that I hope will do well for our bike, here it can work and we’ll see what we can do, but I’ll give it my all to get the maximum possible points,” says Mir without hesitation, who highlights that Suzuki continues to work for this year.
“I have heard about some improvements in electronics, which means that they are working, but I don’t have any more news,” said the Spaniard.