Joan Mir and the thorn in her side at Silverstone


Spaniard Joan Mir (Suzuki GSX RR) finished second on the first day of MotoGP British Grand Prix practice at Silverstone, but played down that fact by remembering that “they’ve started the other weekends when very good and then nothing happened”, so he prefers to take it “calmly”.

“The first day was fast and we were tenth from pole, so tomorrow will be faster, but we have a margin, even I think everyone, and I saw that we are all very close especially at the top. ten, and it’s hard to qualify at the front, but it feels good today,” insisted the Suzuki rider.

On the reasons for the speed achieved, Joan Mir said that he is not clear: “The tires are the same and the asphalt is a year older. I don’t really know why the track is so good; maybe there are some pothole than last year, But it’s not a big deal.”

“Last year I already had the potential to fight for the podium, but with what happened to me with the wheel… I had a ‘thorn’ stuck in this circuit and the Suzuki is a motorcycle that is very well balanced and this track It is very ‘flowing’, which is a good point in our favour,” he added.

Since 2016 Suzuki has won with Viñales (2016) and Rins (2019) so if the rhythm of victory is met every three years, Hamamatsu will win the year in addition to his farewell to the World Cup.

Mir had a best result of P5 in Moto3 in 2017

from the second grid position. As a MotoGP rider he missed his first MotoGP race at the track in 2019 due to injuries sustained at the Brno Test, so 2021 is his

first race at Silverstone in the premier class. He qualified 11th behind teammate Rins. He finished the race in ninth position after having problems with his front end from the tenth lap.

Source: La Verdad


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