Suzuki is but to win a grand prix in its title defence season, with Mir at the moment 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 crucial this season of the dearth of progress made by Suzuki with its GSX-RR, admitting forward of the summer time break that the present bundle was “not sufficient” to problem for the title with.
Within the low season long-time workforce principal Brivio departed for a shock swap to Alpine in Formulation 1 as its racing director.
Brivio was a talismanic chief for Suzuki since its comeback to MotoGP in 2015, however Mir doesn’t imagine his departure is the explanation why Suzuki has slid behind its rivals in 2021.
Third place Joan Mir, Workforce Suzuki MotoGP
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“I don’t assume so,” he mentioned in an unique interview with Autosport when requested if Brivio’s departure has harm the workforce greater than it thought this season.
“I feel that for certain Davide was doing a brilliant job right here in Suzuki.
“However I feel it’s extra what I mentioned: they couldn’t discover an enchancment, a technical enchancment, a giant a step because the others.
“That doesn’t imply Suzuki isn’t working – they’re working.
“And Davide was not the one who was making the specs.
“So, on this case I feel it’s extra that they should proceed to enhance and all the things as a result of we’ve seen that the others did it in a greater method.”
Suzuki elected towards changing Brivio, with the workforce working beneath a administration committee as a substitute headed by undertaking chief Shinichi Sahara.
Sahara-san instructed Autosport that there have been no plans to discover a new workforce principal this yr, with Mir saying he trusts in that judgement.
“Nicely, I belief quite a bit on Sahara and actually if he thinks this it’s as a result of it’s proper,” he added.
“He’s the one who’s now main all the things and is contained in the undertaking and may see all the issues.
“And for certain, if he says this it’s for a motive.”