Joan Mir

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Full Name : Joan Mir

Country : Spain 🇪🇸

Career Statistics

Championships : 2 | Races : 135 | Poles : 2 | Wins : 12



With Marc Marquez’s departure to Ducati, Joan Mir faces the monumental challenge of revitalizing Honda’s MotoGP campaign without the six-time champion aboard the RC213V.

Teamed up with Luca Marini, Mir’s mission is clear: to steer Honda out of its ongoing struggles and back to the forefront of MotoGP competition.

Entering his second season with Honda in 2024, Mir’s contract extends until the year’s end. However, if substantial improvements fail to materialize, he may explore alternative options.


In 2014, Mir caught attention with a strong showing in the Red Bull Rookies Cup, finishing second to Jorge Martin. This led to a move to the CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship in 2015. Although he started impressively with four wins in the opening six races, Mir’s performance waned, culminating in a fourth-place finish in the championship standings.

Mir made his Grand Prix debut in the 2015 Australian Moto3 race for Leopard Racing, filling in for the injured Hiroki Ono. Despite crashing out after a collision with John McPhee, Mir’s efforts secured him a full-time Moto3 ride with Leopard Racing for the following season. He concluded his debut year in fifth place in the riders’ standings, earning the title of top rookie.

Staying with Leopard Racing in 2017, Mir’s switch from KTM to Honda proved pivotal as he dominated the season to claim the Moto3 world title with 10 wins from 18 races. His remarkable performance drew comparisons to the likes of Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi.

This success propelled Mir to Moto2 with the Marc VDS team in 2018, where he once again stood out as the top rookie, finishing sixth in the championship standings. His exceptional adaptability and undeniable speed caught the attention of the Suzuki MotoGP team, leading to a two-year contract to replace Andrea Iannone.

Joan Mir’s journey in MotoGP began with Suzuki in 2019, where he arrived as a rookie, backed by his Moto3 world title in 2017 and promising performances in Moto2.

Initially, Mir’s transition to the premier class was met with uncertainty, given his lack of experience on the larger MotoGP machines. However, he quickly demonstrated glimpses of his potential, securing a top-six finish in just his seventh race at Catalunya. However, a terrifying crash during testing at Brno forced him to sit out two races.

Upon his return, Mir regained momentum, achieving his first top-five finish in Australia and ending the season in 12th place overall, ahead of fellow Moto2 graduates Pecco Bagnaia and Miguel Oliveira.

In 2020, Mir aimed to build on his promising debut season, but few considered him a title contender, especially in the absence of Marc Marquez. However, standout performances in Austria, where he secured his maiden podium, and subsequent podium finishes propelled him into championship contention. His late-season charge culminated in a victory at Valencia, securing Suzuki’s first premier class title since 2000.

Staying with Suzuki for 2021, Mir’s consistency remained strong, although he failed to secure a race win. Despite this, he believed his riding had improved compared to his championship-winning season, showcasing his maturity and skill on the track.

However, assessing Mir’s performance in 2021 proved challenging due to Suzuki’s decision to field only two bikes, leaving Mir and his teammate Alex Rins without a clear benchmark. Despite finishing ahead of Rins in the championship standings, Mir faced criticism for his conservative approach, particularly in qualifying, where he was often outperformed by his teammate.

As Suzuki announced their exit from MotoGP, Mir made a switch to Repsol Honda for the 2023 season. Despite Honda’s struggles in the previous season, Mir took on the challenge, aiming to revitalize the team’s performance. However, speculation about his future with Honda arose due to the team’s continued struggles.

Nevertheless, the 2020 world champion remains committed to the RC213V for the upcoming season, determined to overcome the challenges and return Honda to the winner’s circle.