Joan Mir winning the Motorcyclist of the Year award for the Medis Grupo was the opportunity for a press conference with the Spanish media. The world champion talked about Marc Marquez, whom he had the opportunity to meet by chance a few days ago.
"I hope Marc will be back in the tests, or in the first race, the sooner the better - he said - I met him a few days ago in Lerida, I was there to train and he was accompanying his brother Alex".
It was an opportunity to exchange a few words.
"He congratulated me on the title - Mir continued - It is clear that it is a difficult moment for him, nobody likes what happened to him, so I want him to come back soon and as before".
Joan would like to defend the title against Marc…
“Doing so brings pressure and motivation, it's clear that I can see myself fighting with Marquez next year - he explained - To win the title I was very consistent and I can continue to be. I know that Marc is too, so we have to improve some things, both on the bike and on me ”.
The media finally asked Mir if he would prefer to beat teammate Rins or Marc.
“Definitely Marc. Why? I’m keeping the answer to myself, but it's quite clear,” he said.