Finally the wait is over for Joan Mir. The Spanish rider was being targeted by several critics when he arrived in Valencia, because he was the leader of the championship without having won any test in the year. However, the pilot of Suzuki he put on his jacket and with a fantastic performance closed a golden weekend. He won, extended his championship lead and can be champion from MotoGP this Sunday.
Mir highlighted after the race that the victory he had been waiting for so long was worth almost as the championship. But he assures that he has to have peace of mind, taking into account that the situation in the category is very irregular. The absence of Marc Márquez marked parity among all competitors. In the year there were nine different winners.
This is why Mir emphasized the importance of victory. “It’s something that was running through my head and it was something that I had to get out of the way as soon as possible. Today (Sunday) was the day, I have taken advantage of it. I’m very happy, it has been a wonderful weekend. There are times when I come and say that it was not the day, because today the day has come. It has cost, I will not lie. It was worth it, ”said the Spaniard.
On the other hand, the Suzuki man assured that withstanding the pressure of his rivals, and especially Alex Rins, was a wear and tear. “It is very difficult, but the important thing is that when we have not been able to win, we have been aware of it and we have not won, I have not tried anything else. And we have scored. This time it was a day to win. Also to score, it is clear. I felt particularly good on the bike ”.
This weekend, Joan Mir can be World Champion of MotoGP for the first time in his career. In case of being in the top five of the Valencia Grand Prix, this Sunday. “It is a good difference. If in the next race we go to be in the top five, I understand that this is it, ”said Mir with an uncomfortable laugh. “Right now, the first thing that comes to mind is doing the weekend we’ve done. Then, if the title comes or not, we’ll see ”.