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By motogp.com

Alex Barros toasts MotoGP's latest winner

The Styrian GP saw another new name take first in what continues to be an unpredictable championship

Former MotoGP™ race winner Alex Barros took to Instagram to pay tribute to Miguel Oliveira following his dramatic victory in the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria. 

 

They've come so close so many times before! ????

But FINALLY, @Tech3Racing are #MotoGP winners! ????#AustrianGP ???? pic.twitter.com/2EghTKcifX

— MotoGP™???? (@MotoGP) August 24, 2020

 

The retired Brazilian, who claimed three premier class wins during his career, was effusive in his praise for MotoGP™’s latest victor, recalling his final ever victory at Estoril, in Oliveira’s home country of Portugal.

“To my great friend Miguel Oliveira, I have this photo which he sent me one month ago, and I remember this weekend in Estoril well, it was a fantastic weekend for me, just like this one is for you.”

 

 

The Portuguese rider broke his country’s duck on the track, becoming the first man from the Iberian country to claim top step on the podium, and Barros was keen to remind people that this win has been years in the making and that the Brazilian race world is right behind him.

“I remember visiting you behind the pits and meeting you and your father from Metrakit (World Festival), and we talked a lot and I really enjoyed seeing a Portuguese driver win the race at the age of 11”

“We in Brazil are very happy and proud to see a pilot that we feel is our brother to win for the first time and listen to the Portuguese anthem for the first time in the winning category!!”

 

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