MotoGP Silverstone: Mir out for success despite ‘limited experience’

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Suzuki Ecstar’s Joan Mir heads almost into the unknown this weekend as he prepares for just his second MotoGP at Silverstone.

With injury having prevented his premier class debut at the British track in 2019 and no visit to the UK during the pandemic, last year’s ninth place finish is the best the 2020 Champion has scored on his GSX-RR at the vast and high-speed circuit.

With teammate Alex Rins proving ultra competitive in recent years - with a victory and second place finish already collected - Mir is reassured he has the tools to rival that success this weekend.

“I don’t have a lot of experience here in Silverstone,” Mir confirmed ahead of the British visit. “For various reasons such as injuries and cancellations I have only been able to ride the MotoGP bike here once. Nevertheless, I think the layout is really cool and I want to better my result of last year, especially as our bike seems to work well around this circuit.

“My teammate loves this place, and it would be nice to have both of us running at the front this weekend. I’m feeling refreshed and ready after the long summer break, let’s go again!”