This weekend may be the most anticipated moment in the sports career of Joan Mir. The Spanish is very close to being the new World Champion of MotoGPas long as I finish in the top five of the race. This could be possible (in addition to its great regularity), in the absence of Marc Márquez, which has already announced that it will not return in 2020.
Following Sunday’s victory, Mir is having an interview raid, highlighting the key points of what may be his first title. The Suzuki rider is very confident for what is to come, although he takes the corresponding precautions in case he cannot be champion. In addition, he stressed that the level of the team is so great, that they would have fought Marquez and his structure.
In an interview with the Spanish channel SER, Joan Mir assured that he does not believe that the championship is devalued in the absence of Márquez. Although he did emphasize that he would have been the great candidate to win the title. Márquez won six titles in the premier category of motorcycling, the 2013 one standing out, which he achieved in his debut year.
“I don’t know if he would be devalued, and we will never know. I have a deep admiration for Marc (Márquez), because he is the one who has been dominating the category in recent years. He is undoubtedly the clear favorite and he is the one who has shown everything he has shown in this category, “Mir pointed out in the interview.
On the other hand, Mir assured that a few months ago it was unthinkable for the team Suzuki be fighting for the title. “I expected to be fighting for podiums and victories at the end of the season, but not fighting for the championship in my second year. The project with Suzuki is more long-term and we did not expect to be fighting the World Cup now, in the second year, “said the Spaniard to close.