Mir has thus far solely scored three podiums from the primary 11 races of the Suzuki rider’s title defence, whereas runaway championship chief Fabio Quartararo has gained 4 races on his strategy to a 47-point benefit.
The Spaniard salvaged fourth from the chaotic finish to final Sunday’s Austrian GP, when he pitted for his moist bike because the rain fell heavier while working within the lead group.
Beating Quartararo in each Austria races, Mir has now moved as much as joint-second with Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia – however concedes he will likely be stunned if wins the 2021 title with out claiming a “minimal of two” race victories.
“I feel that we should win two or three races to get the championship,” Mir, who just one as soon as in 2020 on his strategy to the title, mentioned. “Now it is higher races coming for us, extra beneficial and I feel we are going to get the chance in some races.
“However the necessary factor once more is to remain on the bike, like this race, to proceed bettering, the bike additionally and for positive to win races.
“It is going to be the important thing, I feel we might want to win a minimal two races to win the title. I might be stunned if we did not want it.”
Joan Mir, Crew Suzuki MotoGP
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Commenting on his resolution to pit for his moist bike within the Austrian GP, Mir believes race-winner Brad Binder’s gamble to remain out on slicks was the right one – however the Suzuki rider was considerably influenced by his personal championship state of affairs.
“Properly, truthfully inside my thoughts I used to be pondering to remain out as a result of it was solely three laps to go and I feel that we may struggle for the victory in that case, as a result of Binder stayed out,” Mir mentioned. “However then again, I used to be there within the group and I noticed that Fabio, Bagnaia, all my direct rivals had been stepping into after which my alternative was straightforward to do – simply observe them and that is it.
“However in some second, what are we doing, as a result of it is solely three laps to go. I feel it was most likely the identical choice to win if we stayed on observe or if we stopped within the pits to vary tyres within the second.
“After all, if I am in one other place I might have determined to remain out, I feel Binder did the appropriate factor for positive. However I feel that we’ve got to assume in some features additionally concerning the factors and to do it appropriately.”