At 6 years old a dream came true and he received his first motorcycle, a Polini minibike.


He was inspired to start his path towards a professional career after watching his cousin, Joan Perelló, training at Chicho Lorenzo’s school. Perelló participated in the 125cc class of the MotoGP World Championship from 2009 to 2011, also using the number 36. And so, in 2008, Joan Mir started training at Lorenzo’s father’s school, Chicho Competición, where he learned how to race a motorcycle.


One year later, he took part in the Balearic Foundation motorcycle school, where he continued learning and honing his skills for a few years.


Joan won his first important championship, the XL160 category of the well-established Bankia Cup in Spain.


Joan continued his success and won the Pre GP Cup 125.


He claims 2nd in the prestigious Red Bull Rookies Cup championship, gaining a lot of racing experience competing with the best young talents in the world.


Taking more steps towards the MotoGP goal, Joan takes 4th place in the CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship with some incredible wins along the way. Crucially, he also makes his debut in the Moto3 World Championship at the Australian GP.


Full-time Moto3 debut for Joan with Leopard Racing, winning his first Grand Prix in Austria and impressing everyone by becoming Rookie of the Year.


A pivotal year for Joan as he emphatically snatches the Moto3 World Champion crown! After an outstanding and dominant year with 10 wins and 13 podiums.


Joan makes the natural progression up to the Moto2 class. He finished 6th overall after 4 podiums, once again becoming Rookie of the Year.


His dream comes true, with a spot in the MotoGP class, aboard of the Suzuki GSX-RR. An impressive rookie season saw him taketen Top 10 finishes and a 5th place in Australia.


One of the most closely fought and tough titles of all time. And you already know the result...