From Palma de Mallorca, Joan Mir has had an incredible journey to MotoGP. The 21-year-old won his first World title in 2017 when he took the Moto3 title for Leopard Racing on a Honda NSF250RW. That included ten race victories and he went on to win the title by a huge 93 points.
But his talents began to shine long before that. In 2014 he won three races in the Red Bull Rookies, ultimately finishing runner-up before joining the FIM CEV Moto3 series. In 2015 he scored 153 point and was fifth at the end of the year. He then moved to world Moto3 making an instant impression, scoring 144 points and fifth overall on a KTM RC250GP for Leopard Racing.
Then in 2018 he rode for the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Team and in his rookie Moto2 year he finished with 4 podiums and a fastest lap. He was sixth overall with 155 points
Now he embarks on a new exciting challenge racing with another young Spanish rider Alex Rins. The two riders are heading off to Malaysia for the first test of 2019.
Debutant Joan Mir has already had some track time on the Suzuki with tests last November in Valencia and Jerez.