Joan Mir found itself at one of the most difficult crossroads in recent years. The current world champion of MotoGP he had to decide between using the number 36, which accompanied him throughout his sports career, or taking the number 1, which identifies the reigning champion. After several months of thinking about it, this Friday he published his final decision.
Mir will face the 2021 MotoGP season as the main candidate to retain the title, as long as Marc Márquez did not arrive in the best condition. The Spaniard will have to look for a new crown in the highest category, together with the dominating team of 2020: Suzuki. It should be remembered that the Japanese brand will no longer have the presence of Davide brivio, fundamental in obtaining the championship.
The 36 or the 1?
Through social networks, Joan Mir published a video in which he confirms what decision he made. Playing with the mystery and holding up two papers, he finally communicated the result. «The day has come. The decision is made. I woke up one day and there I decided. And the number is going to be the same as always, the faithful one, 36 ”, confirmed the MotoGP Champion.
“It would have been nice to wear 1”, confessed the Spaniard. «I think 36 was the number I worked with and I have come this far, to win two World Cups. My work is not done yet. I have to keep working harder than ever to keep winning more titles and to have more opportunities to decide with which number I’m going to compete in the coming seasons.
Finally, the Spanish assured that he hopes to have the same results in the next races and to be able to defend the title. “For the moment I have had a chance. I opted again for 36. This does not mean that if it happens again, I will not decide on another time 1. Right now it is 36. It is the number of ‘work’, 1 is more to show off ”, he sentenced.
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