Joan Mir and Alex Rins do the honours in Sepang as each rider in the World Final is matched with the machine they’ll be riding in Valencia
The 2022 FIM MiniGP World Final is almost upon us and that means it’s bike lottery time – with Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and teammate Alex Rins returning to do the honours, this time at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
The 2022 final sees the top two riders from each Series invited to take part as more and more competitions join up. For transparency and fairness, this year’s bike selection once again took place via lottery. With each rider set to arrive at the event with a bike on site to race, as well as a host of other vital technical and rider equipment for their use, randomization ensures a level playing field for all.
A rider selected at random from the first bowl was matched to an equally randomly selected chassis and engine from the second, ensuring maximum transparency and parity for everyone. Mir and Rins held up each selected rider and bike before each was placed on the board showing the matches.
That done, it will soon be time to get into race mode. The FIM MiniGP World Final once again takes place just ahead of the MotoGP™ season finale in Valencia, so make sure to tune in for that as the riders and bikes hit the track!