The 2020 world champion, currently at Suzuki -who is leaving the World Championship-, will replace Pol Espargar at HRC.
The official Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) team has confirmed the signing of the Spaniard Joan Mir for the next two seasons. The MotoGP world champion in 2020 will take the place of Pol Espargar as a partner of Marc Mrquez in an attempt by the Japanese brand to regain dominance in the highest category.
“Honda Racing Corporation is proud to announce the signing of Joan Mir. In addition to two world championships, the Spanish driver has achieved 12 victories in grand prix and 33 podiums. At 24 years old, he will compete on the Honda RC213V in the factory team with a two-year contract together with Marc Márquez,” details the team’s statement.
The pilot himself was very excited about his new stage. “I am very excited to be able to officially announce my incorporation into the Repsol Honda team starting next year. I would like to thank HRC for trusting in me and giving me the opportunity to defend these colors, full of history and world titles”, commented Mir himself to through their social networks.
“We will take advantage of all the eExperience accumulated over the years in MotoGP with Suzuki to contribute as much as possible to the project and fight together to become world champions again. Now it’s time to continue focusing on my recovery to get back to the circuits as soon as possible and finish off a great end to the season with my Team Suzuki Ecstar team,” said Joan Mir.
The Mallorcan has in his palms with the titles of Moto3 and MotoGP. “The 2020 MotoGP world champion showed he had the level and talent to be champion in his first full season in Moto3 in 2016. In 2017 the ’36’ took the lightweight crown on a Honda before moving up to the intermediate category the following year,” Honda said.
Mir is currently immersed in his fourth season in the top category, all of them with Suzuki, a brand with which he won the World Championship in 2020 and finished third in 2021. In this course, the problems in his team, which leaves the competition at the end of the year, have caused their results to decline.
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