Bengaluru, November 20: Joan Mir has celebrated winning the 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship and now the Spaniard has set his sights on helping Suzuki claim the Triple Crown for 2020. In the absence of six-time world champion Marc Marquez, it has been a wide open race for the title this season. However, Suzuki rider Mir snatched the crown with a seventh-place finish in Valencia last time out, following a maiden win at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in the previous race.
Mir can make history when MotoGP heads to Portimao’s Algarve International Circuit for the first time – if he fails to secure the top step of the podium, he will be the first world champion to have only won one race throughout a campaign. Rather than revel in his glory, however, the 23-year-old is set on helping Suzuki, who top the team and constructor standings, clinch a coveted Triple Crown. “We celebrated with my family and on Sunday we went to dinner, but you know not many things because we have this weekend, the last race,” Mir told a news conference. “We had a lot of interviews, messages, difficult one but enjoying the moment. I’m happy and now we have a mission to do here. “Getting the Triple Crown, it would be a very good season if we don’t get it but it would be super good if we could. I’m fully focused on that, motivated also and let’s see if I can have the package to fight for victory here.”