Joan Mir describes what happened with Miller during the Qatar race and he goes down hard on him: “He didn’t have respect!”
Joan Mir makes no secret of his anger at the end of the second MotoGP race in Qatar. The reason is due to the contact on the straight with Jack Miller. The Spaniard repeatedly commented on what happened, hoping that the accident would be reviewed.
“Before the straight, in turn 10 I touched with Jack,” he begins. “He chose to keep the external line, but my maneuver was not over the limit even if it was risky. I moved my leg to apologize, I couldn’t help it. On the same lap, I got along the last corner and I saw Miller move his head towards me”.
“With Espargaro the same episode, you judge…”
Joan continues to explain the dynamic. “I went outside, but he came towards me and we touched. A very risky move “. The Spaniard has no doubts. “In my opinion, he did it on purpose! He must be investigated because it is an out-of-bounds maneuver. If he did it on purpose he deserves a penalty, if it wasn’t intentional no, but what I know is that he moved his head towards me “.
A similar episode had happened shortly before. “The same scene happened between me and Aleix Espargaro. In that case I saw that he was coming and we didn’t touch each other, I respect the opponents ”. With Miller, however, it went differently.“He did not show respect on this occasion. Two identical maneuvers, different pilots. You can judge what happened! A very dangerous action, definitely over the limit. My opinion is clear ”.
“I would like to understand what went through Miller’s mind”
Suzuki will decide whether to appeal. “I told my idea to the team after the race and they agree with me that what Jack did is not the best. I don’t know what they want to do, we’ll see what they decide ”. It is not known whether a clarification will come between the two. “We have not spoken yet, but if there is an opportunity we will see. I’d like to know what went through his mind. I am not indignant, but I am angry”.
Mir then comments on the race in general. “The balance of the two races is positive, even if today the bike did not respond completely. Until I made contact with Jack, however, I was more or less in control trying to manage the tire ”. Managing the group was difficult. “I tried to overtake, but with the Ducatis it’s hard and I didn’t have exactly the best bike on the grid and this didn’t help me overtake my rivals.”
“In Europe, we will be able to do a good job”
The future says Europe. “We arrive with a positive mentality, even if Portimao is not the best track. The good thing is it’s not Qatar! We look forward to doing well in Europe and having normal weekends. I think we can do a good job and the situation will change, we will try to be there ”.