09/09/2021 at 8:40 PM CEST
Joan Mir arrives at the Aragon Grand Prix very motivated and eager to achieve good results. It is a circuit that the de Suzuki and he assures that it is “one of those Grand Prizes that you wait all year for”. The current world champion is second in the classification with a distance of 65 points of QuartararoIf you want to have options to fight for the title again, you will have to fight for victory on this track.
Mir is confident that the Suzuki works well in Aragon based on the results of the previous seasons: “It is a circuit that I like and in which I have achieved very good results in the past and I have done very good races, I hope this year is not an exception and that we are here fighting because I think the bike can work well here, we will see where we are and what we can do, “explains Mir.
The world champion, with many problems with the tires of his motorcycle, explained that “nMichelin normally brings different types of compounds, with recommendations from each of them on the temperature range where they can work best, and so on. Apart from the experience that you have after having tested these tires for all these years, normally the soft compound is very difficult to finish a race, so the decision is usually between the middle and the hard rear, and from here you work on training to give the maximum laps and Michelin always tells you how general wear tends to be on each circuit and the team also has its workgroup, so with all this information, plus the rider’s sensations, you decide on one or the other. another tire, “says the Suzuki rider.
The Suzuki did not want to pronounce on the possibility that there were more tire suppliers, stating that “It is not my job to decide this, right now what there is is Michelin, a tire that I have worked on since I entered MotoGP and I feel very good. Normally I have not had any complaints about its performance, although it is true that now you do find some differences between one tire and another, and that complicates much more than it should because you put the bike ready for certain conditions and then , if the tire behaves differently, it is more complicated “, Joan Mir acknowledges in this regard.
Another of his “sources” of concern is the operation of the suspension locking system, on which he acknowledged that “en this circuit there are places where you can win a lot with this device, but we still do not have the evolution, it has not arrived. We have one that does not work badly and we will see what makes up for what we lost at the entrance of the curves, because it is a bit heavy although we are going to try to improve it a bit, because with a few tenths it would be the bomb. But I will try it “, insists Mir, who clarified that he expects a last evolution of the system in Misano.