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Suzuki announces MotoGP promotion for Mir

The Suzuki MotoGP team has confirmed it will promote Moto2 ace Joan Mir to the premier class next year. Mir, 20, will replace Andrea Iannone aboard a works Suzuki GSX-RR for the next two years, partnering Alex Rins, who had been officially retained back in May. Mir emerged as the next big thing in grand prix racing when he won the Moto3 title in his second year in the category in 2017 – claiming 10 wins along the way, the best lightweight-class tally since Marc Marquez's 125cc title run seven years prior. He adapted quickly to Moto2 after joining frontrunning outfit Marc VDS, and currently sits fifth in the standings in his rookie year, having picked up back-to-back podiums at Le Mans and...
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