Team Suzuki Ecastar finally announced that Joan Mir will stay for 2021 and 2022 and will be again Alex Rins’ teammate for other two years. The news came just a few days after Rins’ renewal contract announcement, with the 2020 MotoGP Rookie Joan Mir who made the official announce on an Instagram Takeover.
2017 Moto3 World Champion made his debut in 2019 with Suzuki in the top class, in an up and down season, where the Spaniard suffered some injuries who compromised his rookie year, but at the same time showing impressive things scoring a superb 5th place finish at Phillip Island, plus he led a race at Assen for a bit.
Suzuki completes so his line-up with Alex Rins and Joan Mir who will stay in blue for other two years, where both hope to have success with the Team who made a lot of progress during the seasons since they came back in 2015.
Here you can find the words of Shinichi Sahara, Suzuki Project Leader, Davide Brivio, Team Manager, and of course Joan Mir.
Shinichi Sahara (Team Suzuki Ecstar - Project Leader): “We are proud to have reached an agreement with Mir alongside Rins and maintain the current lineup. This will give us a continuity that will be very helpful for the development from a technical point of view. The consistency of keeping the same riders is very important, because it helps us keep track of the progress made and means we stay on the right path. Beside this, Joan is a talented rider, he has already shown strong skills last year and we believe he could harvest some important successes with our team as soon as his experience grows.”
Davide Brivio (Team Suzuki Ecstar - Team Manager) “We are very happy to have reached an agreement with Joan Mir and have him complete our line up for the next two years. We consider Joan a very talented rider and it is important to continue together to take full advantage of the experience that we have built so far, and trying to improve even more. We are also happy to have a young team with two very strong riders such as Alex and Joan, which has always been our real target. This allows us to look to the future with confidence. I would like to thank Joan for trusting us with his future and also the whole Suzuki Motor Corporation who supports us. Being able to extend the agreements with both Alex Rins and Joan Mir during such an extraordinary and strange moment in history is a sign that give us high hopes for the future, and encouragement to all the fans to look ahead with positivity and optimism, with the hope of being able to get back on track as soon as possible.”
Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar - Rider): “I’m extremely happy to sign with Suzuki for another two years - renewing is the best thing that could happen and it’s a dream come true again! It’s really important for me to continue because now I have more time to learn and more time to show my potential. Two years can go by quickly, but I am ready to arrive at a higher level, and we are working every day to make that happen. I am also so pleased on a personal level because I have a really good team and crew around me. I really want to thank everyone at Suzuki for their confidence in me, and let’s see if I can get the results that we’re capable of.”