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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Joan Mir

  • Team Repsol Honda Team
  • Bike Honda
  • Nation Spain
  • Date of birth 01/09/1997
  • Place of birth Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Debut Qatar, 2019 (Suzuki)
Joan Mir's so-so start to life as a MotoGP rider in 2019 was painful both figuratively and literally, the latter coming after a brutal testing crash at Brno that sidelined him with a lung contusion. But it was in Australia that things started to turn.
Joan Mir
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 1
Best Qualifying: 13th (2019)
Best Race Result: 5th (2019)
Podiums: 0

The Mallorcan already had an affinity with Australia after winning the 2017 Moto3 race – and the world title – at the Island, and he shone in the third-last race of his rookie MotoGP campaign, finishing a season-best fifth. We know what happened next …

Mir hasn't been to Australia since, but his return will be as a MotoGP world champion, Suzuki's kingpin as it fights the might of five other manufacturers with just two riders, and one of the best operators in the business. Every Australian Grand Prix from 2017-19 produced (or matched) Mir's best result of the season, so hopes will be high come October.