A 12 months with out a win for Joan Mir: "It is arduous to digest" - Motor Informed
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A 12 months with out a win for Joan Mir: “It is arduous to digest”



Joan Mir has thus far solely received one MotoGP victory, obtained on November eight, 2020 on the European Grand Prix. For the primary of the 2 races to be held on the Valencia circuit, the Suzuki rider began from fifth place and he had managed to beat Pol Espargaró, on KTM on the time, then his personal teammate Álex Rins to win. It was then the reward of a season throughout which the Mallorcan had proven strong and common, key component for him to take management of the championship. His coronation could be celebrated every week later.

It took 29 races for Joan Mir to attain her first victory within the premier class. We thought then that this may be a turning level and that he might often repeat this success as soon as this milestone has handed. The purpose is, nonetheless, that it has been a 12 months since he stepped onto the highest of the rostrum.

“It is arduous for me, I am not going to mislead you”, he admitted in an unique interview with the Spanish version of Motorsport.com. “I demand quite a lot of myself. You will not at all times see me very completely happy to be on the rostrum [sans être sur la première marche]. I’m somebody who likes to win and it prices me loads. “

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Second within the Algarve Grand Prix on Sunday, Mir repeated his Styrian Grand Prix outcome there, including to 3rd locations obtained in Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands and Aragón this season. Six podiums in 17 races this 12 months, whereas final 12 months he was on the field seven occasions in 14 Grands Prix. Now he appears ahead to seeing what he can be able to subsequent weekend in Valencia, which was the scene of that first victory a 12 months in the past.

“Final 12 months was my second 12 months [en MotoGP]. It began to work, a victory got here on the finish of the season and there might have been extra. However we arrive at a stage the place we are saying to ourselves that that is already my third season and that we have now to enhance. I’m on this course of. I have never been within the World Championship for a very long time, I arrived in a short time in MotoGP, which implies that I nonetheless have room to enhance “, estimated the Spanish pilot.

For her first 12 months within the premier class, Joan Mir’s finest outcome was fifth within the Australian Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the season. “I struggled loads within the first 12 months, however the actuality is that I had solely been within the World Championship for 4 years”, he recalled considering the 2 earlier classes, he who had been titled in his second 12 months in Moto3.

“Now I am six years previous. I am nonetheless very new and I’ve room [de progression], however we bought to this 12 months and it was under no circumstances what I anticipated. Spending a 12 months with out profitable is tough to digest and I am not having an excellent time “, Joan Mir admitted.

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