Joan Mir is before the opportunity of his life to proclaim himself world champion of MotoGP and accompany the illustrious club of Spaniards who have won the title in the highest category: Álex Crivillé, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Márquez.
Precisely the absence of the latter, current champion, has led to a very equal season in which there have been nine different winners, the last being Mir himself last weekend in Valencia. Ricardo Tormo de Cheste is the stage where he has his first great opportunity, although he still has the final appointment in Portimao to finish the job.
With 37 advantage points and 50 at stake, Mir has relatively easy to be proclaimed champion, either this weekend or the next: it is worth it to finish in front of Álex Rins, Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Viñales and Franco Morbidelli and Andrea Dovizioso. But if you want to do it on your first try, in Valencia, you must meet one of these conditions:
Joan Mir will be proclaimed world champion in Cheste if …
- Get on the podium.
- Finish 4th, 5th or 6th, and Rins and Quartararo do not win.
- He finishes 7th and Rins, Quartararo and Viñales do not win.
- He finishes 8th, 9th or 10th, Viñales does not win and Quartararo and Rins are not 1st or 2nd, whatever the order between them.
- He finishes 11th, Viñales, Morbidelli or Dovizioso do not win and Quartararo and Rins are not better than 3rd.
- He finishes 12th, 13th or 14th, Morbidelli or Dovizioso do not win, Viñales does not pass a 3rd and Quartararo and Rins do not get on the podium.
- He finishes 15th, Morbidelli or Dovizioso do not win, Viñales does not pass a 3rd and Quartararo and Rins do not pass a 5th.
- He does not score (16th or worse, or abandonment), Morbidelli and Dovizioso do not pass a 3rd, Viñales does not finish on the podium, and Quartararo and Rins do not pass a 5th.