Joan Mir signed by Leopard Racing for Moto3 World Championship for 2016

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It has been announced that Leopard Racing has signed an agreement with Joan Mir to bring the young talented Spanish rider to World Championship series from the 2016 season on.

At the age of 18 years, Palma de Mallorca born rider Joan Mir Mayrata is already part of Leopard Racing’s junior programme competing in the FIM CEV Repsol Junior World Championship this year. He will make his step to the World Championship level next year.

Mir, a former Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup participant, currently in fourth position in this year’s campaign with two race wins to his hands in Portimao and Barcelona last time. In doing so, he underlined very impressively his talent and speed aboard a Moto3 race bike according to Grand Prix racing regulations.

#36 Joan MIR:
“A dream becomes true today when we put pen on paper together. I’m really proud because this agreement sees my step up to the World Championship level from next year on. I’m very grateful to Leopard Racing that they give me this awesome opportunity. I’ll try and do my best to prove as a real contender in this highly competitive category in Grand Prix Racing. But first, I want to fulfil my task in the Moto 3 Junior World Championship this year.”

Miodrag KOTUR (Leopard Racing):
“Joan has been the team’s rider as Leopard Racing is currently supporting him with the Machado Leopard Junior Team. He is a rider that matches very well with our philosophy. He has enjoyed success in the junior series and with the support and experience we can offer him, we are confident that he has a great future with our Leopard Racing Team. We are happy to guide the youngsters to achieve the high level of our sport. As for our other riders, we want to put Joan in the best possible conditions to reach his MotoGP goals.”

Source: Leopard Racing

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