The final episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast sees the year reach a fitting conclusion: with a look back and exclusive interview with the surprise 2020 MotoGP champion, Joan Mir. Steve English, Adam Wheeler, and Neil Morrison examine the season Mir had, Joan Mir talks about the championship, and his manager, Paco Sanchez, explains how Mir got to be in a position to win the title.
After a few introductory thoughts, Neil Morrison talks to Paco Sanchez, who tells the story of how Joan Mir got to MotoGP, from a surprisingly modest background and against the odds. Then Neil interviews Joan Mir himself, and the 2020 champion talks about how he saw the season, how he exceeded his own expectations, the precautions he had to take because of the Covid-19 pandemic and how that created extra obstacles for him, and what he expects from Marc Marquez once the former world champion returns.
Steve, Adam, and Neil then dig into Suzuki's season and Joan Mir's championship, discussing how Mir went about winning, the state of Suzuki in 2020, and whether this is a sign of a rider on the rise or a one-off success. They also look back at what the Paddock Pass Podcast crew said prior to the season starting, and whether that still stands up at the end of the season.
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