My name is Joan Mir Mayrata, I was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1997. Motorcycle riding is my passion, my way of life. My first motorcycle was a Polini when I was 6 years old, a year later the Honda QR arrived. I took my first steps in this sport with my father and my sponsor. I was passionate about riding anything that had wheels. In fact, skates, skateboards and scooters were part of my childhood. Jumping on the ramps in my garden and playing with my friends was what I liked the most in the world.
I entered competition after watching the career of my uncle, Joan Perelló, who participated for years in the world championship with the Stop & Go team. That day was spectacular, and somehow everything started which became what it is today. Then I went to train at Jorge’s father’s school, Chicho Competición where you can take your first steps learning how to ride a motorcycle. In 2009, I entered the Balearic Federation’s motorcycle school, where I continued to learn under the instructors and Dani Vadillo, who oversaw my personal training. At that time, Valentino Rossi was one of my idols, and today I am lucky to share the track with him. But if there is someone I admire for their behavior on and off the track it is my countryman Rafa Nadal. A real superstar from whom we can learn many values and approaches for facing both competition and daily life.
Undoubtedly, all these years have been spectacular, and of great value to me, because if I hadn’t had all these experiences and met the people with whom I have crossed paths, I would not be the person I am today. That is why we should never lose the desire to learn from everything that surrounds us and continually improve.
In MotoGP, everything happens very fast and you have to be very focused, I push myself to overcome and improve my technique every day, every time I go to the track .. my dream continues.