SportsJoan Mir will ride for Repsol Honda for the next two seasons

Joan Mir will ride for Repsol Honda for the next two seasons

Joan Mir – GIGI SOLDANO / DPPI Media / AFP7 / Europa Press

The Spanish rider Joan Mir will continue his adventure in MotoGP and will do so in the ranks of Repsol Honda, where he will ride for the next two seasons taking the place of Pol Espargaro and as Marc Marquez’s partner in what will be a pair of world champions.

“Honda Racing Corporation is proud to announce the signing of Joan Mir. In addition to two world championships, the Spanish rider has achieved 12 grand prix victories and 33 podium finishes. At 24 years old, he will compete on the Honda RC213V in the factory team with a two-year contract with Marc Marquez,” explained the Japanese brand in a statement.

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The pilot himself was very excited about his new stage. “I am very excited to be able to officially announce my incorporation to the Repsol Honda team starting next year. I would like to thank HRC for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to defend these colors, full of history and world titles”, commented Mir himself through their social networks.

“We will take advantage of all the experience accumulated over the years in MotoGP with Suzuki to contribute as much as possible to the project and fight together to become world champions again. Now it’s time to continue focusing on my recovery so that I can return to the circuits as soon as possible and complete a great finish season with my Team Suzuki Ecstar team”, said Joan Mir.

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The Mallorcan has in his record with the titles of Moto3 and MotoGP. “The 2020 MotoGP world champion showed he had the level and talent to be champion in his first full season in Moto3 in 2016. In 2017 the ’36’ took the lightweight crown on a Honda before moving up to the intermediate category the following year,” said Honda.

Mir is currently immersed in his fourth season in the top category, all of them with Suzuki, the brand with which he won the World Championship in 2020 and finished third in 2021. In this course, the problems in his team, which leaves the competition at the end of the year, have caused their results to decline.

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Source: Europa Press


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