Joan Mir renewed his contract with Suzuki for other two years. The announce came a few days ago during an Instagram live, where the Spaniard officially said that, as happened to Alex Rins. Both will keep their journey on bringing Suzuki to the top: Rins was able to win 2 races last year, while Mir (2017 Moto3 World Champion) did a good job as a rookie.
“I am happy to stay, my job here is not over yet. If I would have changed bike, it would have been necessary another year to learn how to ride it. I believe in Suzuki project and I want to bring it to the top”, said firstly Joan.
There were some offers for Mir, but he did not consider it: “I know from my manager that other manufacturers searched me, but I wanted to keep my relationship with Suzuki. I wanted to stay to show that I am competitive and fast”.
Joan surely has clear ideas, even about his teammate: “I want to think that Alex Rins will not be number one from now on. We both want the same thing: bringing Suzuki to the top as Kevin Schwantz did, we are working for the same goal”
The road seems to be good enough for Mir, who did a really impressive preseason: “I worked a lot on myself, trying to improve my weaknesses. I am aggressive, but I had to contain that aspect and to keep it only in some parts as braking. You need one year to fully understand this bike. We had one goal for the tests: staying in top 5, and we were able to do that”.