MotoGP Styria: Mir dissapointed, but fast

Joan Mir came incredibly close to his maiden MotoGP victory before the red flag.

It was a dream come true until it wasn’t, Joan Mir started the race from the front row before leading the race with race pace which Jack Miller and Pol Espargaro both said they couldn’t keep up with. Mir opened up a gap of more than two seconds leaving Miller, Nakagami and Espargaro to fend for themselves.

This was until Maverick Vinales was forced to jump from his bike, causing a red flag in the race which was restarted. The problem for Mir was that Mir did not have any spare tyres, therefore had to use his old front tyre whilst Miller and Espargaro were able to put a new tyre in.

It was an impossible task and Mir finished the race in fourth place, deserving the win. He said following the race “Yeah I’m disappointed, but the positive thing is that we are strong and we are fast, our first victory is very close. Today was not the day in the end. Let’s see Misano, I’m confident and fully charged. Misano can be a good track for us. This one on paper was not the best track and we have been really, really competitive.”

It is not over for Joan Mir yet following his first MotoGP podium in the first race in Austria, that win is not far off.

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