Marquez Happy to Get Fellow World Champion


Marc Marquez positively welcomed the presence of Joan Mir in the Repsol Honda paddock in the 2023 MotoGP season. According to Marquez, Mir is a talented racer and holds world champion status.

For information, Mir was recruited from Suzuki, who had decided to resign from the MotoGP season at the end of the 2022 season. Mir replaced Pol Espargaro, who was not performing well with Repsol Honda.

Suzuki Ecstar's Spanish rider Joan Mir sits in his box after the second MotoGP free practice session ahead of the German motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sachsenring racing circuit in Hohenstein-Ernstthal near Chemnitz, eastern Germany, on June 17, 2022. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann / AFP) (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)Joan Mir will join Repsol Honda in the 2023 season Photo: AFP via Getty Images/RONNY HARTMANN

Mir selection was felt right. Because he is a rider who holds the status of the 2020 MotoGP world champion. Mir is also a Spaniard which will certainly facilitate communication with the crew.

“He (Mir) is one of the best riders out there,” Marquez quoted him as saying Motosan. “He can adapt. He has the ability to adapt when faced with different conditions, different bikes,” continued the rider nicknamed The Baby Alien.

Marquez continued adding, Mir’s presence could increase the strength of the Repsol Honda team. He is also optimistic that Repsol Honda can always finish in front in the 2023 season. “I think we have a very strong team, I think Mir and I can be up front,” he said.

“You see him on motocross, flat track or even karting, in mixed conditions, and he is always there, he is always fast. And he is the MotoGP world champion (2020)”.

“But it is true that we have to work together, together with Honda, to achieve the main goal, which is to fight to win races and the world championship,” said the Cervera driver, who wants to return to the track as soon as possible after suffering a prolonged injury.

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