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By motogp.com

Mir: how he could take the title at Motegi

The first match point of the year arrives in Japan - for Moto3™ points leader Joan Mir

At the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) has the chance to become the third Spanish rider to win a Moto3™ title after Álex Márquez in 2014 and Maverick Viñales in 2013. It would also be the 18th title in the lightweight category for a Spanish rider. The most likely scenarios to give Mir the title are as follows:

If Mir finishes first or second, he will be World Champion irrespective of where his closest rivals finish.

If Mir finishes third, he will be Champion if closest rival Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers) does not win the race.

If Mir finishes fourth or fifth, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish either first or second.

If Mir finishes sixth, seventh or eighth, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish on the podium.

If Mir finishes ninth or tenth, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish better than fifth

If Mir finishes eleventh, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish better than sixth

If Mir finishes twelfth, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish better than seventh

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If Mir finishes thirteenth, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish better than eighth

If Mir finishes fourteenth, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish better than ninth.

If Mir finishes fifteenth, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish better than tenth and Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) does not win.

If Mir fails to score points, he will be Champion if Fenati does not finish better than eleventh and Canet does not win.

Make sure to tune in to the Moto3™ race on Sunday at 11:00 (GMT +9) to see if the Majorcan takes the crown.

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