News 2 Aug 2023

Repsol Honda confirms return of Mir at Silverstone

Spaniard set to make comeback at ninth round of 2023 season.

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Former MotoGP world champion Joan Mir is set to return to action at the British GP this weekend, the Repsol Honda Team rider now fully recovered from a right-hand injury sustained earlier in the season.

Mir crashed in practice two at Mugello and suffered a significant contusion on his right hand with synovial fluid and inflammation, seeing him sidelined since the Italian GP.

Pending a final medical test at the Silverstone circuit on Thursday, he will join Marc Marquez in what will be a full-strength Repsol Honda line-up, and look to build some form in what has been an immensely challenging maiden season onboard the RC213V to date.

“Our break was a bit longer than everyone else’s, but I am now fully recovered from the injury I suffered in Mugello,” said Mir. “I’ve been back training and riding different kinds of bikes like normal for a few weeks now so I am feeling good physically.

“The goal for the weekend is to make the most of every session and get back into the mindset of MotoGP and racing after so many weeks away. It will be great to see everyone again and get back on the Honda RC213V.”

Ducati Lenovo Team’s Francesco Bagnaia leads the 2023 MotoGP World Championship ahead of Silverstone this weekend, with Mir currently 26th in the standings after missing races due to injury.