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Mir: 2019 MotoGP move more important than Moto2 title

Reigning Moto3 champion Joan Mir says he would rather move up to MotoGP in 2019 than spend extra time in Moto2 just to become a champion. Mir will spend his rookie Moto2 season with reigning champion outfit Marc VDS this year following his title success in the lightweight class last season. The 20-year-old Spaniard has had a troubled pre-season as he was forced to miss one of the two Jerez tests due to injuring his right shoulder a motocross crash, although he is expected to be fit for this weekend's Qatar opener. Mir has been linked to a MotoGP graduation as soon as next year, potentially with the factory Honda team in place of Dani Pedrosa or at Suzuki in place of Andrea Iannone. While...
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