Joan Mir and his teammate Alex Rins will have to come back this time from the third row. It seems that the world champion is stuck in that ninth place on the grid as top, the same ones that he reached in Losail-2 and Portimao and ended up being seventh and third respectively.
THE SUMMARY OF THE DAY
“I am satisfied with today’s work. We were able to get to Q2 and we survived quite well. I have made a very consistent FP4 with used tires and I have been one of the few who have not put new tires, and it was up. We have taken a giant step from yesterday to today and the team’s work has been good “
THE ROOF OF THE NINTH POSITION
“I want to think that there is life and that this will improve, but it is complicated. I think there is room because in FP3 I was able to do a pretty good time and I went to Q2 without problems. And in FP4 I have tried things for the race, that would help us to work with used rubber. These things have not been good for us in Q2 and it has hurt me a little bit, because that cost me to go down to 1:45 and it was a shame because today I could have struggled to be a little higher. The Q2 is an Achilles heel that we are having and this must be improved, although we have good first laps, so nothing happens “
THE BETTER COMPARED TO FRIDAY
“The bike has improved a lot, especially in stability and braking. Yesterday it was very difficult to ride the bike and today the team has done a very good job and has taken a step forward. It is clear that I am not yet where I want to be, but it is the beginning of something. We are on the right track and there is room for improvement. Today I could drive more comfortably and effectively “
WHAT RESULT DOES YOU SIGN?
“I would be happy with a podium, not with something else. It’s going to be difficult because there are a lot of fast riders here, but I’ll try to play my cards to see where we get ”
THE VIÑALES-MARQUEZ INCIDENT
“It is always a funny situation when you see it from the outside, but when you are the one they follow, it is not a good situation, and I have lived it. What I’ve seen from the outside is that Marquez loves to play and Maverick hates to play. In this situation you can do nothing, except your work. It’s difficult but that’s the way it is “
LEAVE AFTER THE DUPASQUIER ACCIDENT
“These types of situations are very difficult, because we are wearing the suit for a long time, we have already warmed up and we are very focused. And to see that there is a pilot on the ground who is not clear about what is happening and is a long time … he does not like it. The pilots empathize a lot with this type of situation because it is something that we are all at stake, I hope Jason is well and that everything is a scare “