Now, it looks like Mir’s talent is in good hands – and while the dynamic duo may seem to guarantee smooth sailing, both riders know the work involved to create a good team is anything but.
“For me Mir was one of the best riders available on the market, especially as he has the ability to adapt,” comments Marquez in a report from Motorcycle Sports.
“He has this skill, which you need, to adapt to different conditions and different types of motorcycles: you can see him riding motocross motorcycles, flat track, karting, in mixed conditions and he is always «there», he is fast and is a MotoGP world champion.”
As for Marquez’s predictions, you can tell the wheels are already turning on what the coming MotoGP season quill look like for him and the rest of Honda Repsol:
“I think we have a very strong team. I think that with a rider like Mir and me we can be «there» but it is true that we have to work together, and when I say together I mean with Honda, so that we can achieve the main objectives: the championship and fight for [victories in the] races.”