Joan Mir it has grown a lot over the last few years. There have been a number of changes in his life that have made him the great driver he is today. Although he started late in the world of motorcycling, from minute one they saw that he had a supernatural talent but without a doubt The key to being a MotoGP champion has been in his change of residence from Mallorca to Andorra.
During the interview given to Motorbike magazine at the beginning, the Suzuki rider, and current MotoGP world champion, acknowledged that he is very well in the Principality: “I am very surprised how I have adapted to living in Andorra.” Mir moved there when he made the leap from Moto2 to MotoGP (2019), He left his native Mallorca to start a new life with his girlfriend in Andorra. The environment of the place where you live is ideal and helps you face the races more calmly and focus on the objectives.
It is always difficult to leave the nest and move to another country, but in this case Mir has grown as a rider to the point of becoming a MotoGP world champion. When he moved to the queen category, he made some changes in his life, in regards to his environment, which have been for the better and they have helped him to become the pilot he is today and to adapt to fighting among the best.
He left behind people who had been with him for many years, something that at the beginning caused him many doubts and questions, he did not know if it was the right thing to do, if the decision taken was the best, but he kept working and in the long run it has turned out well, as shown by his first MotoGP champion title in a very year strange. He adapted very well to the new circumstances and this season he has dazzled the entire grid, including a legend like Valentino Rossi.
The truth is Mir is not the only rider on the MotoGP grid who has moved his habitual residence to the Principality. With him there are nine who live and train there: Maverick Viñales, Fabio Quartararo, Iker Lecuona, Aleix and Pol Espargaró, Àlex Rins, Tito Rabat and Jack Miller. Although in the case of the latter during the confinement by Covid-19 he went to Australia with his family and was training there.