Joan Mir signed for Suzuki back in 2020 and made an immediate impact with his title-winning season. The Spaniard always had the potential but it remained to be seen if he could handle the pressure on the biggest stages. Joan Mir didn’t disappoint one bit. Although the start of the season was anything but ideal. Joan crashed in two of the first three races of the season.
But the mentality he showed afterwards was world class. He started putting up some impressive performances and never looked back from there. Despite being quite lucky, he led the championship after 10 rounds of the season despite not winning a single race.
That was due to a combination of inconsistent performances from his title rivals like the three-time race winner Fabio Quartararo and outsider Vinales and some solid performances by Joan Mir himself. The world expected him to start 2020 after his title-winning season. But unfortunately it didn’t turn out that way as his form slipped and to top it all Fabio Quartararo had an excellent touch.
Joan Mir impressed with the team’s performance after a reasonably strong start to the season
But that seems to be in the past Joan Mir has regained some of its lost form after a solid start to the season. The Spaniard seems happy with the bike. He recently said “We’re starting to do races like 2020, going from less to more and trying to get 100% of our bike’s potential.”
“In Qatar we saw that we missed something, but the truth is that I feel a lot better since Qatar.”
“So let’s keep going. I think if we are focused this year and can get the next click with this bike that I think we can do, then for sure we will be fighting for a good position again at the end of the season.” As reported by autosport.
Joan Mir definitely has the talent and on top of that he’s now a designated winner. It remains to be seen if he can bounce back from a terrible season in 2021.
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