Joan Mir on Suzuki's exit from MotoGP: "We had no idea"

Joan Mir on Suzuki’s exit from MotoGP: “We had no idea”

After ten days of silence, Suzuki finally confirmed on Thursday its intention to leave MotoGP at the end of 2022 for economic reasons. Drafting the news, which the team members learned last Monday, when nothing yet suggested such a blow. “We didn’t suspect anything. Joan Mir (24) testified this Thursday during a briefing ahead of Sunday’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans. We even negotiated contracts for next season. »

Therefore, the 2020 world champion will have to find a new team after his contract expires, as will his teammate Alex Rins. The two drivers say they have no track at the moment, even if the first is rumored to be at Honda, where he will replace Pol Espargaro to run alongside Marc Marquez. “My agent will have more work than expected in the coming days”said the Spaniard.

“It would be normal to sink, but I don’t see such things”

With the seventh round of the World Cup announced for this weekend, we need to get over the disappointment and get back on track. “The last few days have been difficult. It would be normal to drown, but I don’t live like thatguarantees Mir. On the contrary, I have a lot of motivation to try to finish the season as well as possible. I’m good at separating things, that’s my job. As for the rest of the team, I don’t think it will change things either. »

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