Mir: ‘I have not focused on looking for time’

The MotoGP world champion Joan Mir He was one of the first to go out on the track this Sunday in Losail and also to conclude the test by running out of front tires since for this test they are fairly fair allocation.

“I have started from the first. There are few tires here. There are only three sets of front tires, the compound that works for us, and we had to organize the day based on the tires. I started early, we tried some things we had to try, and then I did a long run of ten laps. I have also used a tire there and then I have mounted another. That is the issue, I have already put the three rubbers. It was because of that, because we have planned it that way ”, explained the Mallorcan.


“It has been a very complicated day, we have tried many things and in a test you always test 100% and it wears you out, we have been more focused on trying various things to understand what works or not and not looking for the time. The test went quite well and I have another three days to continue improving the time, the fastest lap is not bad and also the pace, but it can be improved “

“The track today was much better than yesterday, the last hours were better because there was no wind and the one at the beginning has hurt a lot, it changes a lot during the day and night and goes faster at night”


“It is an issue that now seems that there are factories that are beginning to use both, front and rear, to lower the bike completely. At the moment we only have the one at the front. We usually make good starts, but it is clear that if it works for the others, we will have to push Suzuki to do the rear as well. Honestly, my knowledge in this is not very good, but if you lower the bike in front … If you lower both wheels, there is also wheelie. The point is that the rear is a little higher so there is less wheelie on the exit. I don’t know, we have to see if it is much better or not “


“It is an issue that I have yet to close, because I am not sure if I am going or staying. The important thing is to know what everyone will do, what the drivers will do. It is important, because the team can work from Qatar, but in the case of the pilot we have to keep moving and being locked in a room is not the best. And also 15 days. If we all stay, I will be delighted with life. But if practically everyone leaves, I’m not going to be the only one who stays, it’s very clear. I have not made the decision yet, I will see a little how the subject goes “


“At the moment we do not miss him and let him last. (Laughs)


“I see a lot of equality, we are a lot of fast drivers. Our rhythm is not bad. He is not particularly fast and I am not the fastest, but I am surely one of the fastest in terms of pace. Later, I see Aleix strong with the Aprilia, I see Maverick with a good race pace, some Ducati like Miller, who is more or less not bad. We have to see how the others are doing, but we are not far away. But here we still have three days of training, in which everything will be adjusted a lot. If we look at the times, the reality is that we are all very close. There is enough equality ”.


“This is just training. It is clear that Valentino is struggling a bit, but we do not know if he is working only for the race or if he is pushing to do a lap. It is not known. But I see Bradl very fast with the Honda, Aleix also with the Aprilia that may surprise me, and then those who already thought they could be fast “


“Well, I don’t know how he is, I haven’t noticed. It won’t be bad. I have not met him on the track, but in two days it will be a bit difficult for him to adapt to the Honda. You have to give the pilots time to understand a little more. It is clear that he has experience and will quickly catch it. The normal thing would not be for him to get on the bike and do record time already, you have to adapt “