Joan Mir: “We have to bow our heads and continue working”


The Spanish driver Joan Mir (Repsol Honda) has assured that they must “put their heads down and continue working” to achieve a better result in the Grand Prix of the Americas, after being twentieth in the fight for pole and falling during the race to the sprint on Saturday.

“I had a pretty good start, but then I suffered a lot of contact with another rider and all the fins and the fairing on the left side of the bike were damaged. It was very difficult to control when changing direction and braking. and, finally, I fell,” he explained in statements provided by his team about his fall on the fifth lap of the Saturday race.

Despite the blow, the Spaniard acknowledged that he is “fine” and that this Sunday he will be able to “go out again.” “It’s clear there’s still a lot to do, so we have to keep our heads down and keep working,” he said.

For his part, his teammate, the Italian Luca Marini, confessed that Saturday was “a complicated race.” “I have never had this sensation of vibration on the bike, but I think the team and I will be able to solve it for tomorrow. In the position we are in, the best thing we can do is continue testing different settings and make the most of the time on the track “Now we will work again with the team to understand what we can do tomorrow and also how we can improve in the coming weeks,” he concluded.