Joan Mir has become the fourth Spanish to become World Champion in the highest category of motorcycling, after completing the GP of the Valencian Community in 7th position, in the absence of a race to end the season.
The Mallorcan did not need to win, and although he was one of his direct rivals, Franco Morbidelli, who entered the Ricardo Tormo goal first in a race that he dominated from start to finish, was enough. The Italian could not do otherwise, since his options were to win and wait for Mir to fail.
Álex Rins, Mir’s companion, saw how Johann Zarco it fell right in front of him, which already put an extra point of tension right from the start. He was not the only one, as Fabio Quartararo, who started from the back of the grid, went to the ground and said goodbye to the few options he had to beat the new world champion.
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After a season in which he demonstrated key consistency, Mir did not push harder than necessary. With Morbidelli on the run, his options could be ruined with an oversight, although he still had Portimao’s mattress.
With a good rhythm, keeping distance to Aleix Espargaró from behind already Brad Binder Ahead, the Spaniard did his best to give Suzuki his first World Cup since the days of Kenny Roberts Jr.
The victory was not decided until the last lap, as Jack Miller, who had not won a race this year, and Morbidelli played the race until the last corner.
The third place was much fought between Pol Espargaró Y Takagi Nakagami, who ended up on the ground for being overly optimistic when he fought with the Catalan from KTM.
Behind, Alex Marquez He had a hard time reaching the points zone, still sore from the fall he suffered on Saturday. The ‘brother’ resisted as best he could, but did not get to get into the ‘top 15’ for a position.