MISANO – Suzuki Ecstar racer, Joan Mir unable to perform optimally when racing at the MotoGP San Marino 2021. He also admitted that it was difficult to defend the MotoGP world title this season.
Mir managed to become the 2020 MotoGP champion. Unfortunately, his performance this season was not too bright. He had a hard time at the start of the season, and felt he didn’t live up to expectations.
Finally at the 2021 San Marino MotoGP, Mir only finished sixth. Even so, he is still in third place in the standings with 167 points, 67 points behind the table leader, Fabio Quartararo.
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With a maximum number of 100 points remaining, mathematically Mir’s opportunity is still not closed. He admits that his position to defend the title is very small.
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Although disappointed, it does not mean the Spaniard will give up. He will continue to try to win and bring momentum into the upcoming 2022 season.
“The situation is like that. The thing is, we can’t make mistakes. I didn’t actually make any mistakes, but I couldn’t compete as expected,” Mir said.
“It disappointed me. Because I also expected more. It’s hard to think the championship is over. I will retire and I will no longer be able to compete,” he said.
“I’m not going to wait a year. I am here to compete. However, for now the conditions are very difficult for me, “said Mir.