Joan Mir: ‘I did not expect that fall’

Joan Mir, who so intelligently was leading this unnatural start to the championship for the pack that he formed with his Suzuki, was one of the great victims of the day of losocs at Le Mans by adding a zero for a fall on the entry lap of the pit -lane to make the flag to flag. He fell with the bike completely straight, without warning and is now 31 points behind the new leader Fabio Quartararo.

THE SUMMARY

“It was a shame what happened today, because I really wasn’t expecting it as I wasn’t pushing hard on that lap and I found myself riding with a lot of water on the track with the slicks. I didn’t expect it at all, but you also learn from these situations. The start was not entirely good, because the Aprilia riders made me a sandwich and I had to cut, so I have not recovered all the positions I could ”

“Then I overtook Oliveira and positioned myself to try to overtake Aleix. I was going forward, I was feeling good on the bike and I think the team did a good job with the dry bike and I was feeling very well, but the rain started, I was riding with ‘slicks’ and I don’t know why, because these Falls are not predictable, but I have fallen. I’ve made a mistake”

THE MISTAKE OF WANTING TO DO THE FLAG TO FLAG WITHOUT THE MOTORCYCLE

“I have seen that the bike was not working, that it was stopped and somewhat affected. I instinctively started to run towards the box, but it really didn’t make sense, because if you don’t go back to the box with the bike you can’t go out again, but from these situations I will learn. It was my first ‘flag to flag’, I have to learn “

WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

“I have learned a lot, but not this Sunday. I have learned in general throughout the weekend since this is a circuit that the Suzuki struggles with. Normally I was very good at it and for some reason here since I’ve been in MotoGP it’s hard for me to get good results “

BRING OUT SOMETHING POSITIVE

“I am happy because we have managed to be competitive, although it may not seem like it since it has been an important lesson for me, to continue growing as a pilot, I must apologize to the team, because these situations are typical that you do not like to happen and I has passed”

THE RAGE FOR THE FALL

“I am very angry to fall when I was not pressing, I was even losing positions, several riders have overtaken me because I did not want to fall under these circumstances and I do not know what happened, that I have seen myself on the ground. I will learn from these mistakes, we will take a good look at the data at what happened, what I touched or what caused me to lose the bike “

IF YOU CAN WEIGHT THIS ZERO

“At the end of the season the result is sure to weigh, because seeing the rhythm we could have in the dry and in the water, I think that we would have been among the top five and perhaps we would have found ourselves struggling to be ahead. We are having a start to the season that is not bad, better circuits will come now and surely our championship will be more favored, because if we ran all the races here at Le Mans, I would hang up my boots “

AT THE MOMENT THEY ARE NOT FIGHTING

“I think these first circuits are very Ducati-Yamaha, all of these that we have seen so far and now Mugello is coming, which is not an exception either, but Rins had a good race there in 2019. Maybe it worries a little less, but yes that this year all the Ducati are doing well, it is not that there are only two, there are quite a few. It will be difficult, I am not going to lie, but I will give everything and try to go home always with the feeling of having given one hundred percent, although today I am not leaving with that taste in my mouth “