Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) will stay with KTM in 2020 after a strong start to his MotoGP™ career this season.
"We saw no reason to wait any longer," Pit Beirer confirms that @_moliveira88 will be a Red Bull KTM Tech3 racer in 2020 after the rookie's very bright start to the 2019 #motogp season #readytorace pic.twitter.com/Hprgnl1a9f— KTM Factory Racing (@KTM_Racing) May 4, 2019
The 24-year-old, a Grand Prix winner in the Moto3™ and Moto2™ category before stepping into MotoGP™ for the first time this season, will again steer a works KTM RC16 for the Red Bull KTM Tech 3 squad next year after impressing with his speed and adaptation to the premier class in the early phases of the 2019 campaign.
The sole Portuguese rider in MotoGP™ has finished 17th, 11th and 14th – earning points in two of his first three outings – and will continue his rise after becoming the first rider to emerge through the spectrum of the Red Bull KTM Grand Prix structure.
Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director: “We are extremely happy to announce that we have activated our option with Miguel and his contract with us early because what he has shown in the first races is really good for us and there is no reason to wait any longer. We’re really pleased to have a rider of his clear potential inside KTM for another year.”