The surprise of 2020 was the title achieved by Joan Mir. The absence of Marc Márquez left the paddock riders with a chance to fight for the championship of MotoGP, and the beginning of this year will be no exception. For many, Mir is the ‘Less’ candidate to achieve the crown, although the champion must never be left aside, who will have a Suzuki at the highest level.
The pair of the Japanese brand has been the most consistent in recent years. Mir was not victorious, but with phenomenal pace, he was consistently among the top ten drivers in the Grand Prix. That is why, given Mir’s consistency, the championship was opened for Suzuki’s men, who were the best of the year.
Many specialists assure that Mir is one of the names to follow, but that before the return of Marc Márquez, this candidacy could be truncated. The pilot of Repsol Honda has already confirmed that he will not be present in the first two rounds of the championship, and his return in the Grand Prix of Portugal It will not yet be confirmed until April 12, when the medical board decides.
That is why Mir is more than calm about his possibilities. The Spaniard spoke to the Motorsport.com medium and made it clear that he prefers not to be a favorite for the title. “Everyone knows the season we did in 2020, which then they put whoever they want as the favorite, is something else. If you want to make the mistake of not putting me there again, welcome, “he said ironically.
«I’ll do my season and I don’t care what the others put in their predictions. Personally, I see myself as one of the favorites and I think that many, practically all the other riders, do too, “added the last champion, who will have one of the most difficult tasks, which will be to retain his crown in the MotoGP World Championship.
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