Memorising Honda MotoGP bike begin process “a nightmare”
The 2020 world champion was compelled to search for a brand new trip for this season after Suzuki declared it might be quitting MotoGP on the finish of 2022, with Mir ultimately signing a two-year deal to hitch the manufacturing facility Honda squad.
The pre-season testing section has not been straightforward for Honda, with eight-time world champion Marc Marquez admitting after the Portugal take a look at final weekend that the 2023 RC213V is simply able to preventing for between fifth and tenth place.
Mir – who was the highest Honda rider on the finish of the Portugal take a look at in thirteenth – has had a equally troublesome time this winter adapting to the bike, noting: “About memorising the whole lot, it’s been a nightmare as a result of we have now to do lots of issues with the entrance system.
“Then [you select] the impartial, which isn’t the conventional impartial of a road bike, then cease, launch management down, test the whole lot is on level, then begin.
“It’s arduous as a result of with the Suzuki all of this stuff are differently. To vary the whole lot is troublesome.
Joan Mir, Repsol Honda Crew
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“However it’s a matter of time. In the event you repeat it within the fifth race of the season, I’ll do it robotically.”
Mir has not launched into his journey with Honda alone, as former Suzuki team-mate Alex Rins has joined LCR.
However extra crucially for the Spaniard, Suzuki’s former technical chief Ken Kawauchi has additionally been employed by Honda to spearhead growth of the RC213V.
Kawauchi’s arrival at Honda is “one thing nice”, based on Mir.
“To see Ken-san within the field provides me confidence,” he stated.
“We did unbelievable outcomes collectively [at Suzuki], and to have him onboard on this course of is one thing nice. I’m grateful for dwelling it with him. I feel he can do a superb job as he did in Suzuki.
“However we want a little bit of time, each of us, to know the whole lot, to know all of the individuals. I feel we’re on the way in which.”
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