Mir ‘doesn’t give a shit’ about MotoGP title defence critics - Motor Informed

Mir ‘doesn’t give a shit’ about MotoGP title defence critics

The Suzuki rider didn’t win a race in 2021 and solely scored six podiums on his solution to third within the standings, 70 factors down on title winner Fabio Quartararo.

Mir was hampered by a scarcity of improvement on the 2021 GSX-RR relative to its championship-winning predecessor.

Reflecting on the 2021 marketing campaign, Mir insists he extracted every thing he may from the GSX-RR however may do not more than he did this 12 months.

“It’s true that I didn’t win, however what anyone can’t say is I didn’t give 100% of the bike,” Mir mentioned.

“That is clear, and in addition within me I’m actually upset. However I’ll sleep nicely throughout all of the 12 months as a result of I couldn’t do higher.

“If someone believes me, it’s fantastic for me. If somebody says that I did the worst defence of the title in historical past, welcome once more.

“However they need to reside inside every thing to grasp the state of affairs and know a bit extra earlier than doing such feedback.

“However I don’t give a shit about these folks, truthfully.”

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Workforce Suzuki MotoGP

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Inside upheaval additionally affected Suzuki’s season, with long-time crew supervisor Davide Brivio leaving on the eve of pre-season testing.

Suzuki elected towards changing Brivio instantly, however the crew misplaced a few of the unity it beforehand had beneath Brivio.

Nevertheless, Mir believes Suzuki “can be stronger” going ahead based mostly on what it discovered this season.

“Additionally, if in case you have inside your crew a winner, additionally it’s troublesome to handle for him,” he added. 

“All this strain I put to myself throughout all this season was large.

“Additionally, I feel from this case that we lived, that Suzuki lived this 12 months, we can be stronger sooner or later as a result of this 12 months we discovered many issues about how troublesome it’s to win in MotoGP.

“It’s not sufficient to do what it’s a must to do, it’s a must to do extra to win the title. And never solely the rider – all of the folks contained in the crew.”

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