ANDthe current champion, Joan Mirwarns the leader. And he does it from experience. He believes that he is in a position to cut more points ... an
MotoGP – GP Austria 2021: Mir warns: “The pressure will grow for Quartararo”
ANDthe current champion, Joan Mirwarns the leader. And he does it from experience. He believes that he is in a position to cut more points … and increase his stalking, despite being now 47 points. Value as good the fourth in Austria, although he did not like his initial dry rhythm.
“I’ve never had a race like this in my life. I’m happy with how we managed it. It was a crazy race. The last part was fun. Nobody knew his result after passing the checkered flag. My feelings in the dry were not the same, no it had the same traction as in the previous race or in the grand prix. I don’t understand why. The pace at the beginning was not my pace. At the end, I thought I could be third, but fourth is not bad. “
Decision to change bikes.
“In my mind, I thought about staying. It was only three laps, I believed we can fight for the victory, but I was in the group and I saw Fabio and Bagnaia, my direct rivals, coming in. It was an easy decision, I followed them. Same odds of winning if I entered or stayed. Brad Binder did the right thing, but I also had to think about the points and do the right thing. If we had stayed, we could have fought for the victory because Brad was not faster than us. ” .
Go from going smooth to wet.
“It was my first ‘flag to flag’ (motorcycle change). The previous time I did not arrive. I did not even know which tire I had if soft or half rainy. Nor if I had ‘uncorked’ them or not. I was just trying to warm them up as fast as possible. possible. The bike became like a street bike. “
“It doesn’t change anything. I’m going to go race by race. It’s true that there are fewer and fewer left. The next three will be crucial. You have to keep the good feeling. Austria is not the best circuit for the bike, but I recovered points. Good job, But you always want more. We save the furniture. We can’t sleep. We have to exploit everything we have to be as close as possible to the end of the year. “
Win to come back.
“We have to win two or three races to win the World Cup. Now more favorable races are coming and we will have opportunities. The important thing is to be on the bike, like today. Winning will be key. The bike is the same as last year with a couple of little things. I would be surprised to be fighting for the World Cup without victories. The same goes for Bagnaia or Zarco. We are constant, we have many podiums, but more is needed. “
Pressure on Quartararo.
“In the next races, we will see a different World Championship. Although Fabio has a great advantage, the pressure will grow for him. All the pressure on Yamaha is on him. He is doing very well, but the pressure will be higher.”