The story of MotoGP was present this Sunday at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. In the Grand Prix of the Valencian Community, Joan Mir He was consecrated as the new World Champion and entered his name in the records of the highest category. In addition, it generated an unusual piece of information that involves Valentino rossi. It seems that both pilots are united from birth.
Valentino Rossi has a long history in the Motorcycle World Championship. The Italian played his first championship in 1996, with a Aprilia. That season he did it in the lowest of the MotoGP categories, in 125Cc (today Moto3). That campaign was good for ‘Vale’, considering that it was his debut, finishing in ninth position in the drivers’ standings.
However, just a year later, Valentino proved he was done. In 1997 he was the best driver of the year and took his first world title from the showcase. This day was marked by fire in the history of Italian motorcycling: on August 31, 1997, it was the kick-off of a race with nine world titles, seven of them in MotoGP.
However, a day later no one knew that in a hospital in Palma de Mallorca, a woman named Ana Mayrata she was giving birth to Joan Mir. Yes, a day after the consecration of Valentino Rossi as 125 World Champion, the one who was consecrated this Sunday in Valencia was born with only 23 years and 75 days.
A story that is not linked to motorcycling
Many riders get on their first motorcycle when they are 4 or 5 years old. However, the story of Joan Mir is different. The Spaniard was taken by his cousin (daughter of a former 125 pilot) to the school of Chicho lorenzo, father of the Champion Jorge Lorenzo. His first career in motorcycling occurred at the age of ten. Also, his father, also called Joan MirHe is a seller of surfing goods, and his father is not close to sports. This makes Mir’s story movie-worthy.