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24 days ago
By motogp.com

Mir steps up training with Honda's CBR 1000 RR Fireblade

The 2020 World Champion lapped the Circuit Ricardo Tormo on his new HRC training toy ahead of the upcoming Sepang Test

Tags MotoGP, 2023

Ahead of continuing his adaptation to Honda’s RC213V MotoGP™ thoroughbred at the Official MotoGP™ Sepang Test in the not too distance future, new Repsol Honda Team recruit Joan Mir has been getting to grips with Honda’s CBR 1000 RR Fireblade superbike at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. 

The 2020 MotoGP™ World Champion lines up alongside Marc Marquez in the factory HRC ranks for the 2023 campaign, in what is one of the most exciting rider pairings we’ve seen in MotoGP™ with the duo boasting 10 World Championships between them. Mir began his Honda adventure at the one-day Official Valencia Test in November 2022 and as pre-season training ramps up, Mir headed back to Valencia’s familiar stomping ground to spin some important laps on Honda’s superbike.

The upcoming Sepang Test is a crucial three days for every rider and team – but especially Honda, who were left disappointed with how their Valencia Test went. Plenty of eyes will be fixated on Mir’s progress throughout the three days before we have to wait another month to see the premier class back on track at the Official Portimao Test in March. 

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