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Oliveira: “I had tears in my eyes crossing the finish line"

Oliveira: “I had tears in my eyes crossing the finish line'

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Miguel Oliveira had a day to remember, as he became the first Portuguese rider ever to win a motorcycle grand prix.

Oliveira, starting from 11th on the grid, was involved in an incredible battle for the lead with a number of other riders and he went into the last corner at Mugello in the lead, holding the advantage to the chequered flag for his first victory in a World Championship race.

Miguel Oliveira: “"I am very happy with this first victory in the World Championship. I cannot believe it –I had tears in my eyes after crossing the finish line. It was a very difficult race because at first the front group broke away. I was able to catch them and then I decided to escape. I was not sure that they would, but in the end the tyres held up well and in the final sector I regained the lead and kept on the throttle to the finish line –which was very far! I want to thank the whole team because it's been amazing. We worked hard for this and we deserve it. Also thank you to my father, because it was he who instilled a passion for motorcycles in me and I would not be here without him. Becoming the first Portuguese rider to win a Grand Prix is an honour and a privilege. I hope that the fans enjoyed it and that I can give them many more. Thank you to everyone."

 

 

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, RAC, Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Ajo

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