Suzuki is but to win a grand prix in its title defence season, with Mir at present 55 factors adrift of championship chief Fabio Quartararo in fourth within the standings having amassed simply three podiums from the primary 9 races.
Mir has been vital this season of the dearth of progress made by Suzuki with its GSX-RR, admitting forward of the summer season break that the present bundle was “not sufficient” to problem for the title with.
Within the low season long-time group principal Brivio departed for a shock change to Alpine in Method 1 as its racing director.
Brivio was a talismanic chief for Suzuki since its comeback to MotoGP in 2015, however Mir would not consider his departure is the explanation why Suzuki has slid behind its rivals in 2021.
Third place Joan Mir, Staff Suzuki MotoGP
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“I do not assume so,” he stated in an unique interview with Motorsport.com when requested if Brivio’s departure has damage the group greater than it thought this season.
“I feel that for certain Davide was doing an excellent job right here in Suzuki. However I feel it is extra what I stated: they could not discover an enchancment, a technical enchancment, an enormous a step because the others.
“That does not imply Suzuki is not working – they’re working. And Davide was not the one who was making the specs.
“So, on this case I feel it is extra that they must proceed to enhance and all the pieces as a result of we have seen that the others did it in a greater means.”
Suzuki elected towards changing Brivio, with the group working underneath a administration committee as a substitute headed by mission chief Shinichi Sahara.
Sahara-san informed Motorsport.com that there have been no plans to discover a new group principal this 12 months, with Mir saying he trusts in that judgement.
“Properly, I belief lots on Sahara and truthfully if he thinks this it is as a result of it is proper,” he added.
“He is the one who’s now main all the pieces and is contained in the mission and might see all the issues.
“And for certain, if he says this it is for a cause.”