Preparation for MotoGP 2021 season is fully underway. Teams are getting ready with their presentations. The unveiling of bikes and colors to be apt. Riders are pulling up their socks. Mentally preparing themselves, doing their bit to be ready for the upcoming season.
Having said that, MotoGP riders did not leave an opportunity to play with dirt. Defending MotoGP Champion Joan Mir was seen playing with dirt-tracks. He was riding a MotoCross bike at Rocco’s Ranch in Barcelona, Spain. MotoCross biking is one of the most favorite hobbies of MotoGP riders. Mir certainly enjoyed the chance to indulge himself in.
Having fun today @yamaharacingcom Disfrutando como un niño 🙏🏼🔥 pic.twitter.com/qdVsbrWcjL
— Maverick Viñales (@mvkoficial12) February 2, 2021
Mir was accompanied by a fellow rider Maverick Vinales of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team. The duo was seen riding motocross bikes and clicking selfies.
Meanwhile, MotoGP riders like Jorge Martin of the Red Bull KTM Ajo team joined in. Fabio Quartararo of Petronas Yamaha SRT was also seen enjoying the pre-season leisure times. The riders were spotted showing off their dirt skills. Some even took to their official social media accounts to share the moments.
Subsequently, many other well-known riders were also seen at the ranch. For instance, the Moto2 race winner Remy Gardner of Red Bull KTM Ajo, Bo Bendsneyder of Mandalika SAG Team, and Xavi Vierge of Petronas Sprinta Racing.
Training… 😈🤙 pic.twitter.com/K0IADeWu7S
— Fabio Quartararo (@FabioQ20) February 2, 2021
Boys’ day out
Many more fellow riders joined the motor racing stars after that event. For instance, Dakota Mamola, son of former 500cc rider Randy Mamola, and Maverick Vinales’s cousin Isaac Viñales. Adding on, former MotoGP rider and 250cc World Champion Hiroshi Aoyama also made an appearance at the track.
In conclusion, all the riders were spotted smiling. Sharing warm smiles and enjoying the sun and the dirt. The stars were all among themselves at the dirt-tracking venue in Barcelona. All smiles remain until the MotoGP season 2021 starts from March 28, 2021, at Losail, Qatar.
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