SUZUKI SIGNS MIR FOR 2019
Oh look! More announcement! To the surprise of absolutely no one, @joan is set to join @alexrins at @suzuki next season!
“Joan Mir is only 20 years old now, already a world champion with an impressive 10 wins last year. He is fierce, he is witty, he is nice and he can be very fast. All the characteristics that we like to search for in a young rider, who wants to join us not only for the prestige of a factory machine in the top class but most of all because he believes in our racing project. (…) Of course, we know very well that he will need time to gain experience and grow with us, but we have full confidence in his potential.” – Team manager Davide Brivio.
“As a team we have always tried to look forward to long-term development plans, which includes also making some bets on young riders that we feel can be an investment for the future. (…) He is a young talent we would like to see grow and help us to grow the GSX-RR and the team with him.” – Suzuki MotoGP project leader Shinichi Sahara.