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By SKY Sport Italia

"We had a small meeting" – Oliveira on Gresini rumours

Speaking to SKY Sport MotoGP™, the Portuguese rider confirmed talks have taken place between him and Gresini Racing about a 2023 seat

Speaking to Italian broadcaster SKY Sport MotoGP™, Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) has confirmed that a “small meeting” took place between himself and Gresini Racing MotoGP™ regarding a 2023 ride.

Oliveira admitted at the Italian GP that he was assessing his options and hoped that he would be able to come to a conclusion about where he’ll be riding “in the next week or two”. And talking to SKY Sport MotoGP™, the Indonesian GP winner said it looks like there’s a seat available at Gresini Racing and a meeting has been had between the two parties.

 

“My goal is to ride a competitive bike. That’s the case of Ducati at the moment. It looks like there’s one seat available in the Gresini Team,” said Oliveira. “We had a small meeting, we wanted to know each other, we sat down and talked. Nothing serious yet, so my future is still open. My goal is to ride a bike that’s capable of winning races.”

With recent jigsaw puzzle pieces falling into place about 2023 – and beyond – contracts, it looks likely we’ll start getting more news in the coming weeks about where we’ll see top riders like Oliveira racing next season. That includes Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) too, who according to SKY Sport MotoGP™, is set to be announced as a Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider soon. 

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