Born: Sept. 1, 1997 in Palma, Spain (age 23)
* Received his first bike, a Polini, at the age of six and took inspiration from watching his uncle, Joan Perello, who participated in the 125 cc class.
* Idolised seven-times premier class champion Valentino Rossi while growing up.
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EARLY LIFE
* Competed for two seasons in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and secured three wins to finish runner-up to Jorge Martin in 2014.
* Made his Grand Prix debut the following year at the Australian GP, replacing the injured Hiroko Ono, but did not finish the race.
MOTO3
* Moved up to Moto3 with Leopard Racing in 2016 and claimed his first win in Austria before being named rookie of the year.
* Made his breakthrough in 2017 winning 10 out of 18 races to seal his maiden world championship title.
MOTO2
* Stepped up to Moto2 with Marc VDS Racing Team in 2018 to fill the spot vacated by champion Franco Morbidelli. Stood on the podium four times en route to a sixth-place finish.
MOTOGP
* Ending his contract with Marc VDS prematurely in mid-2018, Mir graduated to the premier class with the Suzuki factory team, replacing Andrea Iannone.
* Ended his debut campaign in 12th place on the back of several top-10 finishes.
* Offered the first glimpse of his title pedigree in the premier class by finishing second in Austria this year. Followed up with five podium finishes in his next six races.
* Bagged his maiden MotoGP victory at the European Grand Prix in Valencia, edging out team mate Alex Rins to become the ninth different winner of the 2020 premier class season.
* Sealed the title with a seventh-placed finish in Valencia to become Suzuki's first world champion since Kenny Roberts Jr. in 2000. (Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)
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