Profile: MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir, In The April Issue

Profile: MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir, In The April Issue

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Featured In the April 2021 issue of Roadracing World:     

        Reigning MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir came into 2021 bursting for a fight with Marc Marquez, the man whose crown he stole. Last season Mir came out of nowhere to win racing’s biggest prize while his fellow Spaniard languished at home, nursing a broken arm. 

        When Mir wrapped up the 2020 World Championship some people said his success was of little value because Marquez hadn’t been around to defend the title he had won six times in the previous seven years. This is nonsense—there’s rarely been a Grand Prix season in which at least one of the title contenders hasn’t got hurt, because that’s what happens in motorcycle racing…           

            —MotoGP Analysis: Was It A Mir-Age? By Mat Oxley


            Joan Mir shocked the racing world last year when he won the MotoGP title in only his second attempt. But he did so in the absence of MotoGP king Marc Marquez, so was his 2020 success a mirage, or can he win again in 2021? Read the insights of MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley on the upcoming Battle Royalethey’re in the latest issue of Roadracing World!


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