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Oliveira: “We’ll try to break away”

Oliveira: “We’ll try to break away”

A clear race plan is in place for Miguel Oliveira, who will start the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon in second.

During the San Marino GP, KTM brought an upgraded swing arm and chassis for all of their riders to use and the results were immediately noticeable especially by Miguel Oliveira. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider went on to secure second place in the race and return to the podium for the first time since breaking his wrist in Germany. This weekend at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, the Portuguese rider once again seems to be benefitting from the improved chassis and has been towards the top of the time sheets in each session. The new frame has improved stability on the bike and reduced chatter.

Qualifying saw Oliveira set a 1’57.955 to provisionally secure pole, but with the end of Qualifying rapidly approaching, Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Team Moto3) was able to go 0.2s faster soon after. Second on the grid does provide the KTM rider with the perfect perch in which to strike from, an inside line into the tight Turn 1 can pay dividends. He remains confident for tomorrow, able to run 1’57s even off the soft tyre option.

Miguel Oliveira: “The practices have been very positive today. We managed to have a good pace. Without the soft tires I managed a lap of almost 1’57, this gives me confidence for the race tomorrow. It will be an interesting race with Kent, Bastianini and the other riders. We’ll try to break away, I’ll see if I can push hard and get a small group at the front, it would be very interesting but it sure will not be easy. I hope to get the KTM on the podium."

Moto3, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, QP, Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Ajo

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