Joan Mir

Full Name: 
Joan Mir
Birth Date: 
1 September, 1997
Birth Place: 
Palma, Spain
Driver Status: 

Joan Mir Biography

Catching the eye in his second Red Bull Rookies Cup campaign in 2014, Joan Mir finished runner-up to Jorge Martin which set up a move into the CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship for 2015. Despite an impressive start with four wins in the opening six races he faded as the campaign went on to slip to fourth place in the riders’ championship.

Mir made his Grand Prix debut in the 2015 Australian Moto3 race for Leopard Racing, filling in for the injured Hiroki Ono, but crashed out after clashing with John McPhee. But Mir’s 2015 efforts were enough to secure him a full-time ride in Moto3 with Leopard Racing and he stormed to fifth place in the riders’ standings as top rookie.

The Spaniard stuck with Leopard Racing for 2017 in Moto3 and a switch from KTM to Honda proved key as he dominated to the world title with 10 wins from 18 races – only failing to score points in Japan – and quickly drew comparisons to Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi for his title domination.

It paved the way to Moto2 with front-runners Marc VDS and once again Mir became the standout rookie by taking sixth place in the 2018 Moto2 riders’ standings. Mir’s fast adaption and unquestionable speed attracted the factory Suzuki MotoGP squad and he signed a two-year deal to replace Andrea Iannone at the Japanese squad.