The Suzuki MotoGP team will have an unchanged rider line-up until the end of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship season after agreeing with Joan Mir to stay alongside Alex Rins.
The Spaniard only made his full-time Grand Prix debut in 2016. After winning the Moto3 World Championship in 2017 and an impressive sixth place in his Moto2 rookie season in 2018, he rose to MotoGP with Suzuki in 2019.
I got fit quickly and showed strong form flashes over the year, culminating in fifth place at Phillip Island, though his season was interrupted by an injury reportedly caused by a high-speed accident while testing at Brno that left parts of his GSX -RR hanging in the trees.
Towards the end of 2019 and during the tests in the preseason 2020, in which both drivers were among the front runners, the contract extension with Suzuki had long been expected.
“I’m very excited to sign with Suzuki for another two years – renewal is the best thing that can happen and it’s a dream come true again! It’s really important for me to keep going because now I have more time to study and more time to show my potential.
“Two years can go by quickly, but I am ready to move on to a higher level and we work every day to make that happen. I am also personally very satisfied because I have a really good team and a good crew around me. I really want to thank everyone at Suzuki for their trust in me and see if I can get the results we are capable of. “
I am the sixth rider to confirm his place on the MotoGP starting grid for 2021, along with his teammates Rins, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda), Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha Factory) and Tito Rabat (Avintia).