The Spanish Joan Mir, pilot of the official team Suzuki and current champion of MotoGP, believes that despite holding the scepter of the queen category of the Motorcycle World Championship He will not be the favorite for the 2021 season, which he anticipates exciting and with many hopefuls.
"Despite having won last year, I do not consider myself the favorite for this season because I think there is still a lot of work to be done and great results to be achieved", confessed in the official presentation of the team Team Suzuki Ecstar.
“However, I come to 2021 as 'the man to beat', and for sure there is some pressure around it. Honestly, I don't care, I see it as something positive because the pressure has always given me an extra push instead of slowing me down ”, admitted the champion.
“Again, it's going to be a strange season with this COVID-19 pandemic and all the travel restrictions, but I hope things get better and better, not only for us, the MotoGP family, but also for all of our fans around the world "He stressed.
“I left my GSX-RR last year feeling very good, development constraints prevented big strides in terms of improvement, but I trust that Suzuki's R&D department and our track and mechanic engineers have found some. points to improve ", concluded Mir, who will once again have his compatriot as a companion Alex Rins.