Joan Mir has decided to put an end to his participation in the Aragón Grand Prix. The Suzuki rider, sidelined with injury since last round in Austria, was returning to action at Motorland but quickly realized his physique wasn’t quite ready.
After participating in the three free practice sessions, Mir decided, together with the doctors, to get off the bike and focus on his recovery .
“My leg shakes a lot because there is a bit of muscle fatigue,” the Mallorcan pilot told the DAZN microphones. “It also hurts a lot in the right-hand corners. It doesn’t let me drive 100%. The doctor’s recommendations were not to come and recover 100%.”
“It’s not just the bone, the ligaments also have to finish consolidating. This year we’re not risking anything. I think we could fight for points, but nothing changes us. I think the most important thing is to return to 100%”, he added.
In addition, he revealed that he will not travel to the Japanese Grand Prix either , scheduled for the following weekend: “Together with the physios and the doctors we have decided that we will also skip the Japanese Grand Prix, because there is no time to recover, and the same I find myself in the same situation again. It’s a shame, but I hope to return to 100%”.
“I will try to work so that the bone is finished consolidating, gaining a little strength, doing physiotherapy… all of that helps to consolidate the bone and that the ligaments are just coming together. There is still work to be done,” he concluded.
Mir is currently 13th in the general classification , 134 behind leader Fabio Quartararo. This will be his last campaign with Suzuki, since the Japanese brand decided to leave MotoGP at the end of this course.
The 2020 MotoGP world champion will return to Honda, where he will occupy Pol Espargaró’s plaza in the official team to accompany Marc Márquez in 2023.
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