The 2020 world champion with Suzuki has endured a torrid begin to life as a manufacturing unit Honda rider, having scored simply 5 factors from the primary 4 rounds.
After Honda scored victory on the Americas Grand Prix with LCR’s Alex Rins, its Spanish GP weekend introduced the Japanese producer crashing right down to earth as its finest end result on each races was a ninth from Takaaki Nakagami.
Mir crashed out of each races at Jerez, having solely been in a position to qualify his RC213V in 20th.
Talking about his difficult season up to now, Mir mentioned: “It’s not simple as a result of to have management of your self, it’s one thing that I’m scuffling with a bit as a result of I can not see myself preventing for 18th or 17th. I can’t.
“If you end up used to being in entrance and preventing on a nasty day for seventh place, it’s not simple to be preventing for 18th and all the time attempting and attempting and attempting, however by no means going ahead.
“[It’s] the largest [challenge] of my life.”
Within the post-race take a look at at Jerez on Monday, Honda rolled out its long-awaited chassis constructed by German producer Kalex.
It was meant for use at a non-public take a look at final month, however by no means ran, with HRC take a look at rider Stefan Bradl and Mir as an alternative attempting it final Monday.
Not a lot knowledge was gathered on it, nonetheless, as Bradl crashed whereas utilizing it and Mir suffered difficulty on his bike when he was operating the body.
Joan Mir, Repsol Honda Crew
Picture by: Miquel Liso
“I solely made one lap, as a result of I had drawback with the bike,” Mir mentioned after the take a look at.
“One lap is tough to take any conclusions, however we should strive it in a greater method. Stefan was completely satisfied.
“The using model of Stefan is a bit totally different. I’m certain that bike is totally different.
“On the out lap you’re feeling it’s a bit totally different, however I don’t know if it’s sooner. You perceive that the idea is somewhat bit totally different.
“You have got in all probability extra suggestions on what’s taking place on the wheels. However I can not say a lot as a result of in a single lap warming up the tyres just isn’t the correct method to talk about.”