Third consecutive top 5 finish for Miguel Oliveira
The Red Bull KTM Ajo team continue to consolidate their Moto2 project with good results. This Sunday at the Dutch GP, Miguel Oliveira took fifth position –a third consecutive Top 5 placing, after those at Mugello and Barcelona. The Portuguese was part of the front group throughout the race, crossing the finish line only 6 tenths off the winner.
In spite of the result, Miguel Oliveira finished the eighth round of the season with a bittersweet taste, as he had been aspiring to a podium finish. After a good start, which allowed him to go up to second, Oliveira took the lead for three laps. Later, he was part of a battle at the front with a total of six riders. Although he pushed hard until the last lap, in the end the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider placed fifth in one of the season’s finest Moto2 races.
Oliveira is fourth in the overall standings after the Dutch GP, with a total of 94 points. Binder, with 16, is seventeenth. The riders now head to the next round of the season, which takes place next weekend at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany.
44 Miguel Oliveira:
“The truth is that I’m not entirely satisfied with today’s race. It was a hard-fought race with a fairly large group at the front for this class. I hoped I could be more consistently in the lead positions or stronger, but we gave as much as we could. I have a bit of a bittersweet taste in my mouth because I felt we had possibilities for this race. This will serve as an experience to continue improving and doing better next week at Sachsenring –another completely new circuit for our bike.”