Team Suzuki Ecstar of MotoGP has confirmed their riders’ line-up until the end of the 2022 season as they inked a new contract with their young Spanish star, Joan Mir. This was done shortly after the Japanese manufacturer struck a similar deal with its ‘senior’ rider, Alex Rins just a few days back.
Joan Mir to stay with Suzuki for 2021 and 2022!
During an ‘Instagram Takeover’, the Mallorcan made the announcement live as fans watched on. Joan and the Team are extremely happy to continue the partnership 💙 @MotoGP @JoanMirOfficial #SUZUKing pic.twitter.com/x32JfkQfiQ
— Team Suzuki Ecstar (@suzukimotogp) May 2, 2020
Joan Mir made a stunning MotoGP debut onboard the Suzuki GSX-RR last season where he collected ten Top 10 finishes, even with injuries affecting his performance. Towards the end of the 2019 championship at Phillip Island, Mir scored a stunning 5th place finish shortly after healing from his injuries. We reckoned that he’ll be able to fight for podium 2020 onwards.
According to Joan Mir, “I’m extremely happy to sign with Suzuki for another two years – renewing is the best thing that could happen and it’s a dream come true again! It’s really important for me to continue because now I have more time to learn and more time to show my potential. Two years can go by quickly, but I am ready to arrive at a higher level, and we are working every day to make that happen.”
As for Davide Brivio, Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Team Manager, “We are very happy to have reached an agreement with Joan Mir and have him complete our line-up for the next two years. We consider Joan a very talented rider and it is important to continue together to take full advantage of the experience that we have built so far, and trying to improve even more.”