The last weekend, Joan Mir I enter the great history of motorcycling. The Spanish champion of MotoGP for the first time in his sports career and generated a huge party for the fans of his country. However, many said that Mir was under too much pressure and was therefore unable to obtain the victory that he so desired. Because of that, many began to criticize him before achieving the title.
After several races, the Spaniard was able to obtain the victory and many critics had to shut their mouths. After the championship obtained, that of Suzuki He assured that there was a much greater pressure to stay with the title or with the first place in some test: the coronavirus (COVID-19). The pandemic affected everyone, especially sports competitions. The championship was delayed, many drivers missed races and the suspensions were getting closer. However, they were able to cope with the situation.
Mir assured that every time he came home, he could not unplug from the sports environment, for fear of catching it. “What we don’t talk about much and that it was hard for all of us to understand is that we normally have pressure in the circuit, but we can disconnect at home. Actually, at home I could not disconnect this year because of the pressure of the coronavirus. It made the situation much more difficult.
In addition, Mir commented on the MotoGP website that he had many plans to celebrate, but that the pandemic does not allow him. «I want to party, I want to go dancing, I want to do everything! But we have to be responsible, many people die from the virus. For me, the best way to celebrate is to be with my family and my team, protecting ourselves because the coronavirus is serious. Of course I have to celebrate, but not too much »
After the race in Valencia last weekend, Mir had been saddened by the absence of the fans in the stands. “What is a shame is that people are not in the stands, because it is always an additional motivation and a pleasure to celebrate successes with them. But also if I managed to make this difficult year a little better, for me that is the best title “, said the champion after the achievement.