Suzuki wants to keep both riders in 2023 and trusts Joan Mir to stay

Team Suzuki Ecstar sees the contracts of its riders, Alex Rins and Joan Mir, expire at the end of the current MotoGP season. The aim is to renew with both, and team principal Shinichi Sahara isn’t worried about eventual departures – as long as the GSX-RR has the desired level of performance.

The official said, to the microphones of the MotoGP website, that he isn’t worried about a possible departure of Mir and trusts the continuity of both riders – although he recognizes that for this it is essential for the bike to perform well:

– Not much, because our idea is still to keep our two riders for 2023 and beyond. As Joan said, the most important thing is the performance of our bike, that our oackage is competitive. I’m not really worried about that because we’re making progress on it and I believe we’ve managed to keep Joan.

Asked if progress means that negotiations have already started, Sahara clarified: ‘No. Of course we are talking about an agreement for the future, but progress means the performance of the bike and the work of the team’.