Unfortunate technical DNF for Miguel Oliveira at Silverstone
At 14:00 o’clock today, the lights of the Silverstone circuit went off to begin the OCTO British Grand Prix, the twelfth round of the season 2016 of the Moto2 class.
At the start the two riders of the Leopard Racing team were able to defend their positions, fighting in the second group of the race, with 10 riders in a bunch. While teammate Danny Kent remained stuck in traffic and losing ground, Miguel Oliveira climbed the rankings putting Vierge and Pasini behind him.
Halfway through the race, unfortunately, at a decisive moment, the Portuguese rider was forced to pit, retiring straight away.
The duo of Leopard Racing team can rebuild quickly, in seven days: this weekend, the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli will stage the 13th round of the season with the Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini.
#44 Miguel OLIVEIRA – DNF:
“A difficult weekend for us. We did not run very long in the dry and had little time to figure out where to intervene on the set up. Then in the race, especially for the difficult track conditions, the bike could not get any drive. I want to thank the effort of the whole team, especially after yesterday’s falls”.
Source: Leopard Racing