Honda, not just Marc Marquez: crisis erupts with Joan Mir

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Honda, not just Marc Marquez: it’s crisis with Joan Mir

Double crisis in the HRC Honda box: in addition to Marc Marquez’s physical problems that are lingering longer than they should be, Joan Mir’s obvious difficulties in adapting to the Japanese stable’s bike are also of concern.

In qualifying for the Spanish GP, the 2020 world champion finished just 20th, in the sprint race he crashed: “When it’s this hot all the problems get worse, especially in the corners, in acceleration… I brake hard and I can make up a lot of time, but one lap, two, three … but not for twelve or twenty and I end up making a mistake. That for confidence is fatal. I have a beastly lack of confidence.”

“I haven’t had fun for a long time,” vented Mir. “Everyone is evolving and we continue without improving. You can do well in a race, in a practice or qualifying session, but then reality comes back. It’s not an easy situation.”

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