The 2020 world champion will ride the Suzuki team GSX-RR next Friday at the start of the Aragón Grand Prix , which takes place this weekend at MotorLand. The same runner confirmed it in the team’s statement prior to the Aragonese event.
Mir suffered a bad crash in Austria and missed the Misano Grand Prix and subsequent official tests.
After keeping 15 days of rest, as the doctors ruled, the pilot faced a rehabilitation that has led him to recover, practically, completely.
Team Suzuki Ecstar will welcome Joan Mir back on track this weekend in Spain as the rider continues his recovery from an ankle injury. this Tuesday.
“After suffering a very strong fall in the first round of the Austrian Grand Prix , on August 21, Mir had an injury to the talus bone and to the ligaments of his right ankle. Following medical advice, Joan took 15 days of rest and recovery, missing the San Marino GP. Now, three weeks after the crash, the Majorcan rider has consulted again with Dr. Juan Garcías , and feels ready to timidly return to action”, he adds.
“Further medical checks will be carried out at the circuit before the first sessions of the weekend, as is the usual protocol when a driver returns from injury, but Mir is confident he can perform at a good level.”
The rider himself confirms his presence and explains in what moment of form he is three days away from getting on the bike.
“I am very happy to be able to go to Aragon, it has not been easy to miss a race and watch it on TV at home! Finally, I have recovered well from the ankle injury and I think my fitness will be around 90% this weekend, which is not bad,” says the runner.
“I have already been able to try riding a motorcycle a bit to check the sensations, and although it hurts a little now, I think that on Friday I will feel even better. I can bear my weight on that ankle, but obviously riding a MotoGP is a bit different. Anyway, I want to fight and give my best”, ditch the two-time world champion.
MotorLand Aragón is a track that has always been good for the GSX-RR, and in which Alex Rins achieved victory in 2020, so the team is confident of a good result before the end of the year and closing the blind as a manufacturer in the queen category.
“This is kind of a home race for me because of my family connections to the region, and it’s always special to come here and enjoy the atmosphere of the crowd. The circuit itself is quite tight and technical, but it suits my style and our I have many happy memories from the past few years, including my win here in 2020, and I am more determined than ever to bring Suzuki, and myself, a top-notch result this weekend.” .