Portimao MotoGP: Joan Mir: “Shortened the nook, hit Fabio Quartararo, I do not perceive the penalty” | MotoGP


Mir was concerned within the first of three main incidents at each MotoGP races at Portimao, after crashing throughout contact with Fabio Quartararo.

The Repsol Honda rider tried a late maneuver on Quartararo earlier than crashing from his RC213V when the Yamaha rider closed the road on the exit of Flip 13.

Smoking after receiving a penalty for a protracted lap for the principle race, Mir informed DAZN: “They informed me I shortened the nook, going over the pavement, to run over Fabio, however I discovered footage that confirmed me being off the sidewalk and (as a substitute) by the road.”

“Fabio did not see me and when he closed we touched, (which meant that) I used to be the one who was injured. I do not perceive the sanction, however I hope that future actions like mine will probably be penalized for all runners.”

Mir’s want didn’t come true when utilized to equal penalties, because the second accident involving Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini noticed the previous escape a penalty after hitting the Ducati works rider and the fell off his machine on the fifth nook.

The 2020 world champion failed to finish the opening race of the season, earlier than ending eleventh within the Grand Prix, one place behind ex-Suzuki team-mate Alex Rins.

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Talking about race path and the way he was doubtlessly getting used for instance, Mir added: “Race path informed us the foundations could be the identical – like in 2022 – however perhaps they’ve held on to set an instance.Yesterday’s fall (Saturday) strongly conditioned immediately’s (Sunday) consequence.

“I could not full the dash race and till immediately I could not full greater than 10 laps in a row.

“It affected the tire administration and the rear stability of the bike. The primary laps had been very chaotic, I used to be ninth once I needed to do the lengthy lap after which begin to come again. This race was a problem for me .

“It would assist to get to know the bike higher and discover areas for enchancment. I’ve prioritized ending and gathering as a lot data as potential for the workforce.”


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