Some weeks ago Joan Mir I had said to be Champion World Motorcycle Championship did not take away his sleep. The Spanish emphasized being able to win a race, before the championship. However, it seems that that statement was a mistake for his aspirations. This Wednesday, Mir assured that now if he thinks about the title, even if he did not win this year.
After getting six of ten possible podiums in the season, Joan Mir was placed in the first position of the championship of MotoGP, taking a little light of advantage over Fabio Quartararo. However, Mir did not achieve any victory in the year and may be the first in the history of the category to establish himself without winning a race.
Having said that he first thought of a victory, now Mir’s speech has changed. “Victory is an objective, but I am clear that above winning a race is winning the championship. If to win a race I have to do something crazy and take too many risks, I think I would think about it, ”said Mir.
In addition, Mir added that: “I would not care enough to win a MotoGP title without a victory. If I can choose, I want to win it by adding a victory, two or three, but if for whatever reason it doesn’t come out, I don’t care. Then they’re going to say, ‘You have won a title without winning.’ I would not make that comment if an opponent of mine wins a title like this, because it means that he has been the most regular »
In the top flight it never happened that a driver wins the championship without winning a race. In 2006, Nicky hayden he was champion with only two victories and was the fewest. Emilio Alzamora was 125cc world champion (today Moto3) without winning a race in 1999.