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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Football Club MK Dons Celebrate Suzuki MotoGP Titles

Suzuki and Joan Mir’s 2020 MotoGP world titles are to be celebrated this weekend [27 February] by Football League club the MK Dons, with the League One outfit wearing a commemorative shirt for Saturday’s fixture with Oxford United.

Mir became the sixth rider to win the biggest prize in motorcycle racing with Suzuki, after Britain’s Barry Sheene first took the premier class world title for the Japanese manufacturer in 1976. Mir’s unerring consistency in 2020 saw him claim the title with a round to spare in only his second season in the top flight.

Suzuki and Joan Mir’s 2020 MotoGP world titles are to be celebrated this weekend [27 February] by Football League club the MK Dons, with the League One outfit wearing a commemorative shirt for Saturday’s fixture with Oxford United.

Mir became the sixth rider to win the biggest prize in motorcycle racing with Suzuki, after Britain’s Barry Sheene first took the premier class world title for the Japanese manufacturer in 1976. Mir’s unerring consistency in 2020 saw him claim the title with a round to spare in only his second season in the top flight.

Suzuki has sponsored the MK Dons since 2014, with the famous SUZUKI logo on the front of the playing kit and around Stadium MK, while also investmenting in the MK Dons’ community initiatives, providing support for the women’s team, as well as the many inclusion and disability activities run by the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust.

After the game there will be opportunities for MK Dons supporters and MotoGP enthusiasts to win some of the match-worn shirts in a special charity draw, with funds generated going to the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust as well as the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity. Full details to be announced.