Whereas the pair have loved a frosty relationship since Mir switched to MotoGP in 2019, being alongside the eight-time world champion has confirmed invaluable in adjusting to the Repsol Honda machine.
However with Marquez now dominated out of this weekend’s Argentine Grand Prix, a circuit the place the Spaniard has received thrice, Mir will lead the workforce single-handedly in his second look for the Japanese producer.
Marquez injured his hand earlier than present process profitable surgical procedure, nevertheless, the second spherical of the season got here too quickly for Marquez, because it did for Miguel Oliveira who was additionally injured following a an error from Marquez in Portimao.
After shedding management below braking in flip three, Marquez first hit Jorge Martin’s leg earlier than crashing into Oliveira at full velocity.
On the opposite facet of the storage, Mir completed in a quiet P11 throughout the Grand Prix, one place behind former Suzuki teammate Alex Rins.
Mir’s opening spherical in Repsol colours was not with out incident both, as he too made contact with one other driver, this time within the Dash race after crashing into the facet of Fabio Quartararo.
It was a collision that noticed Mir drop out of the race, whereas Quartararo managed to remain in his M1 and get well from the P19 to complete tenth.
Talking forward of this weekend, Mir mentioned: “A busy begin to the yr as we’re already heading straight into the subsequent race! For us, nonetheless within the studying section, it is a optimistic as we will spend extra time on the bike and instantly strive new concepts.
“We had a combined weekend in Portimao so hopefully every thing can be uneventful this weekend and I can put extra miles on the bike.
“That is the objective, to maintain constructing and enhancing our velocity in each races. Final yr I had a great end result at Termas, so I am to see what we will do that yr.
“I additionally want Marc each success in his restoration, it is at all times higher to trip alongside him on the monitor and have him within the storage.”