There are two Spanish riders involved in MotoGP coming from Mallorca. Jorge Lorenzo, a veteran of the premier class in which he debuted in 2008, joined in 2019 Joan Mir, talent born in 1997 that Suzuki brought to the top class after just Moto2 season faced by the Spanish driver after winning the world title in Moto3 in 2017 at the second full season in the entry class.
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Interviewed by Gazzetta Engines on the occasion of the EICMA 2019 exhibition, Joan Mir defended the countryman, target of critical sometimes ungenerous and excessive as the performance of this 2019 at the debut riding the official Honda has been decidedly negative so far. "Let's talk about a three-time world champion who deserves respect – Mir's words – it is too easy to criticize from the outside, the people who acclaimed him a year ago now attack him. He has the talent to get out of this situation. "
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2019 was a year of apprenticeship for Joan Mir, who was the victim of a disastrous fall in the test day in Brno that forced him to forfeit in the immediately following races. A great one regret for Mir: "At Silverstone Rins he won and the team told me that the bike on that weekend was phenomenal. I'm sorry I missed that appointment, also because lately I've also managed to beat Rins in some races, so it could have been a good weekend for us. The goal for 2020 is to win a race. "
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To do it, "The Miracle" knows what they have to work for Hamamatsu: "We are fast on the race pace, but we lack something on the dry lap. Our opponents when they fit new tires manage to be more effective in time-attack, and reassembling from the third or fourth row is really difficult in the current MotoGP. Starting later we would surely be able to get more podiums and victories ”.