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Oliveira: “We'll see what happens”

Oliveira: “We'll see what happens”

The Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana will be the most important race of Miguel Oliveira’s life.

No one expected Miguel Oliveira to be challenging for the Moto3™ World Championship in Valencia, after the British GP he was 110 points behind the title leader. But the last rounds have seen the Red Bull KTM Ajo man make an incredible comeback; in the last five races Oliveira has taken three wins and two second place finishes. Sat 24-points behind Danny Kent (Leopard Racing), Oliveira needs to make it four wins in six races to even stand a chance of clinching Portugal’s first title. Anything is still possible, the Valencia GP having produced great final battles in the Moto3™ class the past two years with some major upsets.

KTM have won each edition of the Valencia GP in the Moto3™ class, Honda’s last lightweight victory coming back in 2002. This is a fact that should comfort Oliveira, but he remains focused on treating this as any other race. Oliveira and his team plan to race as usual, pushing for victory, and only after the race will they worry about the points. On paper the circuit should suit the KTM, Oliveira only has a best finish of eighth there however.

Miguel Oliveira: “This last race in Valencia will be a special race, as the new World Champion will be decided in Moto3, although this will not change our usual way of working. From Friday, the team will work together as we have always done to get the win on Sunday. We will try to get the most out of my KTM, with which I feel comfortable, and ride our own race.  Once we have crossed the finish line on Sunday we will see how we have done. Valencia is a track where we are used to having good races and conditions should be favourable, so we'll see what happens and make this final push of the year; it’s sure to be worth it."


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