Joan Mir leaves the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya happy to have found a possible solution to the problems that the Balearic has been dragging in the front end of his Suzuki since the start of the year. The 2020 MotoGP champion finished in 12th position at the close of the Montmeló test held this past Monday, a purely anecdotal result for a Mir that completed a total of 72 laps in which he had time to test all the novelties that the Japanese factory had taken to Catalonia.
Number 36 was grateful to his factory for the effort they continue to make to improve this year’s bike, knowing that the team will leave MotoGP at the end of the season, and he trusts that from now on, starting in Germany, he can once again fight for podiums and victories as expected of him.
After the test day in Montmeló, Mir attended the press to summarize his work on the track.
Objective of the test fulfilled: “Today the priority has been to understand a little and improve the area where I am suffering the most, which is the corner entry. We have improved, we are following a direction that I am quite happy with, because it seems that we have improved that area. today”.
He has tried a slightly different fairing, with good results: “Suzuki has brought some fairings, it was a pending issue to improve this bike. We had room for improvement, and I’m happy. The bike works better, there’s less wheelie, and the turning issue also has a positive effect. I’m happy”.
Suzuki continues to improve the bike despite his goodbye in December: “Yes, I’m happy. It’s not a surprise to me, they said they would continue working this year to give 100%. It’s clear that when they finish, they’ll be done, but this year they’re giving 100% and that’s what they’re showing” .
Working as a team gets ahead: “When everything goes well, everything is easier, but when there are problems, well, there are always more discussions and more tension. Good results always calm everyone down a bit and give peace of mind. A team is not a matter of pointing to whoever is to blame for anything, you just have to work together to solve the problems.”
Suzuki has never doubted him in recent weeks: “I don’t know if my concentration has been questioned, why do you say that? I don’t think my concentration has been questioned or anything like that. When problems happen, you don’t have to target the people, you have to target the problem. And That’s it. This situation is difficult for everyone and we are still a little more sensitive, but we have to continue like this”.