Joan Mir’s sensible answer about the return of the public

After his first podium of the season in Portimao Joan Mir arrives in Jerez with charged batteries and a lot of confidence to continue fighting for the podium and cut the gap with Fabio Quartararo who at the start of the Spanish GP is 23 points. The Mallorcan, like all Spanish pilots, misses the public who for the second consecutive year will not be able to enter the Jerez cathedral for reasons of the pandemic and is not in favor of these low minimum public quotas and does wait for the pandemic to pass and to be able to return all in a big way.


“Jerez is one of the circuits where people miss the most, especially the Spanish riders. It is a shame to return another year without an audience, but we are here, which is the important thing. I hope that next year this will change and we will relive what we lack, which is the fans. That hobby that travels a lot of kilometers by motorcycle or car to come to Jerez and enjoy. This has been lost and we miss it very much “


“It is difficult to know and manage this issue. It is difficult to give an opinion and I really do not know the reason why in one place yes and in another no. Of course I miss people. I saw the Godó in Barcelona and people are missed, even if it is few, there are already people. Although I am also a supporter of one thing … It is true that we need people to come, but we need everyone to come. What use is a half-empty stand to us? Better that we all heal, that we all be healthy and then that we all come together. That would be the ideal. Wait until all this has happened, and without risks and without protocols and without nonsense, simply without the virus. You can always move things forward, but we can also take two steps back because of this. I’m really looking forward to it, but I’m not in a hurry either ”.


“I feel fine. I feel strong. I am confident after a good result in Portimao. This weekend can be positive. We will see. I want”