Mir has to this point solely scored three podiums from the primary 11 races of the Suzuki rider’s title defence, whereas runaway championship chief Fabio Quartararo has gained 4 races on his solution to a 47-point benefit.
The Spaniard salvaged fourth from the chaotic finish to final Sunday’s Austrian GP, when he pitted for his moist bike because the rain fell heavier while working within the lead group.
Beating Quartararo in each Austria races, Mir has now moved as much as joint-second with Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia – however concedes he might be “stunned” if wins the 2021 title with out claiming a “minimal of two” race victories.
“I feel that we should win two or three races to get the championship,” Mir, who just one as soon as in 2020 on his solution to the title, stated.
“Now it’s higher races coming for us, extra beneficial and I feel we’ll get the chance in some races.
“However the essential factor once more is to remain on the bike, like this race, to proceed bettering, the bike additionally and for positive to win races.
“It will likely be the important thing, I feel we might want to win a minimal two races to win the title.
“I’d be stunned if we didn’t want it.”
Joan Mir, Crew Suzuki MotoGP
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Commenting on his determination to pit for his moist bike within the Austrian GP, Mir believes race-winner Brad Binder’s gamble to remain out on slicks was the proper one – however the Suzuki rider was considerably influenced by his personal championship scenario.
“Nicely, actually inside my thoughts I used to be pondering to remain out as a result of it was solely three laps to go and I feel that we might struggle for the victory in that case, as a result of Binder stayed out,” Mir stated.
“However then again, I used to be there within the group and I noticed that Fabio, Bagnaia, all my direct rivals had been getting in after which my alternative was straightforward to do – simply comply with them and that’s it.
“However in some second, what are we doing, as a result of it’s solely three laps to go.
“However I feel it was most likely the identical choice to win if we stayed on observe or if we stopped within the pits to vary tyres within the second.
“In fact, if I’m in one other place I’d have determined to remain out, I feel Binder did the precise factor for positive.
“However I feel that now we have to assume in some features additionally concerning the factors and to do it appropriately I feel.”