Joan Mir, world champion in MotoGP, retraces his season and begins this way: “It is strange to think that after the first races of this 2020 season I was rather behind compared to the leaders and now we are celebrating the title. The season has been very difficult, with many close matches “. Then he reveals what, according to him, was the turning point: “If I have to choose a GP as a turning point then I choose Austria: I absolutely wanted a podium and having obtained it gave me a great relief. I had built up a lot of tension, which I then unleashed once I got on the podium. On the other hand, I absolutely wanted to show what I was capable of “and continues” That second place gave me peace of mind. The secret of my World Cup is this: every time I set myself a goal to reach, I grab it and I never feel satisfied. In any case, it has been an incredible year, with the crisis linked to the Coronavirus and the problems I had last year. “
Yes, because Joan, in 2019, had to miss the Austrian and Great Britain Grand Prix due to a lung contusion remedied in Brno in some tests.
Finally, the world champion turns a thought to Suzuki: “Seeing my face among all of Suzuki’s historical champions is something magical and makes me feel very honored and proud. All of us in the team are part of the story, the story of an underdog team that came to MotoGP to challenge the biggest teams. Winning, because he built a complete and balanced bike. A bike that has won a title thanks to these characteristics and adaptability to every track and condition “.
In 2021, given Marquez’s absence at least until June, will he still be the world champion or will we see an Italian champion?