100th Anniversary Gift to Suzuki Motor Company: Suzuki Ecstar is World Champion!
Spanish driver Joan Mir of the Suzuki Ecstar team has declared the title pre-race of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship. In the race, which was held over 27 laps on the 4-kilometer Ricardo Tormo Track in Valencia, Spain, young pilot Mir, who was 29 points ahead of his closest rivals, gave the team the joy of the championship early with his outstanding performance. All the results obtained by the two Spanish pilots of Team Suzuki Ecstar, Joan Mir and Alex Rins, go to Suzuki; He won three different victories: Drivers' Championship, Constructors' Championship and Factory Championship. These achievements are also of particular importance for Suzuki, as this year Suzuki Motor Company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Reaching the MotoGP World Championship again 20 years after its last world championship in the premiere class, Suzuki is also celebrating this success by leaving behind 60 years in motorsports this year.
In the 2020 MotoGP World Championship, the most important organization of motorcycle racing, the 13th fight of the season was won by Spanish driver Joan Mir of the Suzuki Ecstar team. Mir, who is only in his second season in the MotoGP upper class, gave the team the joy of the championship early in the race, which was held over 27 laps on the 4-kilometer Ricardo Tormo Track in Valencia, Spain. Finally, Mir, who ended the long wait after Kenny Roberts Jr gave Suzuki the championship in 2000, thus brought the MotoGP World Championship title back to Suzuki after 20 years. At the end of the race, Mir scored 29 points from his closest rivals, thus taking the championship title before the closing race. All the results obtained by the two Spanish pilots of Team Suzuki Ecstar, Joan Mir and Alex Rins, go to Suzuki; He won three different victories: Drivers' Championship, Constructors' Championship and Factory Championship.
The championship came at the most special time!
The 2020 Drivers' World Championship was the 2nd championship title for Joan Mir, who was the champion in the Moto3 class in 2017, while it was Suzuki's 16th championship. Mir stands out as the tenth driver in history to win championships in all categories with Suzuki, and the seventh to win the 500cc/MotoGP class. The championship won by Team Suzuki Ecstar is also of particular importance for Suzuki as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of Suzuki Motor Company this year. Reaching the MotoGP World Championship again 20 years after its last world championship in the premiere class, Suzuki is also celebrating this success by leaving behind 60 years in motorsports this year. The Suzuki Ecstar team goes down in history as the first team in Suzuki history to win the Constructors' World Championship.
Victory in a difficult year
Evaluating the championship, Toshihiro Suzuki, President of Suzuki Motor Corporation, stated that they won the world's largest motorcycle racing series, MotoGP, in a difficult year; “Congratulations and gratitude to Team Suzuki Ecstar and Joan Mir for winning the MotoGP World Championship in 2020, in an unprecedented and challenging season in the shadow of COVID-19. I would also like to congratulate and thank Alex Rins, who made incredible contributions to the championship and is still fighting for the second place. Suzuki's 100th anniversary and in such an unforgettable year, we became champions in MotoGP, the world's highest motorcycle racing series. For us, motorcycle is one of the important sectors that our elders started and has been going on for many years. Thank you to our customers, fans and dealers who have always supported Suzuki, and to all suppliers and sponsors who support us. A big thank you to our team staff, pilots and moreover all the staff supporting this event from Miyakoda and Ryuyo from Japan. “Since the day we returned to MotoGP, I am proud of the team that has overcome various challenges, made steady progress every year and finally became the champion.”
2020 MotoGP World Championship Rankings:
1-Joan MIR Suzuki SPAIN 171 2-Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha ITALY 142 3-Alex RINS Suzuki SPAIN 138 4-Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha SPAIN 127 5-Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha FRANCE 125 6-Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITALY 125 7-Pol ESPARGARO KTM SPAIN 122 8-Jack MILLER Ducati AUSTRIA 112 9-Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda JAPAN 105 10-Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM PORTUGAL 100 11-Brad BINDER KTM RUSSIA 87 12-Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITALY 78 13-Johann ZARCO Ducati FRANCE 71 14-Alex MARQUEZ Honda SPAIN 67 15-Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITALY 62 16-Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati ITALY 47 17-Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia SPAIN 34 18-Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda UK 29 19-Iker LECUONA KTM SPAIN 27 20-Stefan BRADL Honda GERMANY 18 21-Bradley SMITH Aprilia UK 12 22-Tito RABAT Ducati SPAIN 10 23-Michele PIRRO Ducati ITALY 4 24-Lorenzo SAVADORI Aprilia ITALY