The absence of Marc Márquez in the 2020 season it was a key factor for the drivers to have options to fight for the title. The Spanish could not add any points in the year and closed his worst campaign. However, the parity in the category seems to hold for this year, which would give a new chance to the talents of the grid. Joan Mir, the last champion ensures that it is difficult to retain the title: “If Marc Márquez returns it will be an extra difficulty.”
The eyes of the motorcycling world are on Márquez. From the fans to the rivals in the paddock. Mir took advantage of Marc’s absence and took over, taking the title in 2020. Although the competitors fear the talent of the native of Cervera, the last champion believes that he can fight, especially considering that he will not return in the better physical condition.
This Thursday the Spanish media DAZN held a presentation gala for the 2021 season and the last champion was present there, who with Suzorki showed that he is up to the greats. Mir assured that he hopes to have similar results this year, since some motorcycle regulations cannot be modified due to the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.
“The truth is that I feel comfortable with the bike, there is not a big difference compared to last year. What can make the difference is the engine and we cannot touch it, like everyone else, so they have tried to improve the electronics or the chassis a little and the sensations a bit in this regard, “said the Suzuki rider, who had one day less work in the preseason due to a sandstorm.
Revalidate the title
On the other hand, Mir was concerned about the chance of being champion again and about the state in which Marc Márquez will return to competition. “I see difficult. If they asked me last year, I would have said it was impossible. We have possibilities. The bike works. The key will be to be there in every race. If Marc Márquez returns, he will be a very tough opponent to beat and an extra difficulty for the championship, ”he concluded.
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