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Oliveira: “We have to completely change the setup”

Oliveira: “We have to completely change the setup”

Despite being 75 points behind the championship leader, Miguel Oliveira is ready to fight for the title.

A third victory of the season at the Aragon GP, while the two title leaders failed to score points, has restored Miguel Oliveira’s confidence in battling for the 2015 Moto3™ World Championship. For the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider to delay Danny Kent’s (Leopard Racing) title, he will have to end the race within 75-points of Kent and thus make it mathematically possible for the KTM rider to steal the title at the last moment. It will be tough but determination and a never give up attitude is vital in all racers.

In 2014, Oliveira was battling for the podium at the Japanese GP but suffered a vicious highside late in the race. His best Japanese GP finish came in 2013 when he was fourth. Aragon and Motegi are two incredibly different tracks in terms of bike setting and the first order of business for Oliveira and the Ajo team will be revising the setting.

Miguel Oliveira: “We start these three rounds with a lot of confidence after the good weekend we had at MotorLand Aragon, and morale boost from the third victory of the season. We hope to be as competitive as we were at the last GP, but we have to completely change the setup of the bike as the circuit has completely different characteristics. It has heavy braking, so we will try to capitalise on this strength of the KTM. I hope we can enjoy these three consecutive weeks, and take a victory to allow us to close in on second place in the standings."

Moto3, 2015, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Ajo

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