Mir remains with Ecstar Suzuki in MotoGP for two more years

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Spanish MotoGP star Joan Mir has this morning confirmed he will stay with the Ecstar Suzuki team until the end of 2022.

Mir made his MotoGP debut with Team Suzuki Ecstar in 2019, following a highly successful Moto3 season in 2017 which saw him crowned champion.

The 22-year-old who hails from Mallorca came quickly through the ranks early in his career and proved to be a fast learner when making his ‘top class’ debut too.

Gelling well with his new team, he secured eighth place in his inaugural race in Suzuki colours, going on to score another nine Top 10 finishes in 2019 despite an injury hit mid-season.

Once fully recovered, Mir was able to pick up an impressive fifth place finish at Phillip Island last season, and in the 2020 pre-season tests he was showing fantastic form and pace with the latest generation GSX-RR.

“I’m extremely happy to sign with Suzuki for another two years - renewing is the best thing that could happen and it’s a dream come true again,” said Mir.

“It’s really important for me to continue because now I have more time to learn and more time to show my potential. Two years can go by quickly, but I am ready to arrive at a higher level, and we are working every day to make that happen.

“I am also so pleased on a personal level because I have a really good team and crew around me. I really want to thank everyone at Suzuki for their confidence in me, and let’s see if I can get the results that we’re capable of.”