Miguel Oliveira has spoken about his departure from KTM at the finish of the season, saying that his present teammates want him the finest for the future.
Miguel Oliveira (KTM) believes that he’s “able to compete for the high titles” at the MotoGP Grand Prix of Aragon, the fifteenth spherical of the season, which takes place this weekend.
In an announcement revealed by his press workplace, Miguel Oliveira mentioned that the KTM RC16 turned aggressive after the exams that befell final week in Misano (San Marino).
“After the exams I was very quick and I ended up discovering, with the areas we now have, to determine a enough race. Aragão has at all times been a monitor the place, from one yr to a different, we at all times lose. maintain, and at all times It is tough to get right here and take the bike to go sooner. But I consider that, this yr, with what we now have already skilled, there’s the risk of getting a really aggressive race. emphasised the Portuguese pilot.
Miguel Oliveira identified that “wind” is an issue that pilots can face.
“The temperature can be regular. Maybe the factor to be taken critically is the wind. It can be slightly stronger in the morning. We need to adapt to those situations,” harassed Miguel Oliveira.
The rider from Costa da Caparica recalled that the Aragon route is characterised by quick entry however curves.
“In this space we spend numerous time leaning on the bike, we now have very quick corners. We have to consider these items and discover a good steadiness between the bike and what we are able to do,” he mentioned.
Miguel Oliveira additionally talked about leaving KTM at the finish of the season, saying that his present teammates want him effectively for the future.
“From the starting, everybody was sad and happy at the same time. It’s sad to go away this job, however I’m happy with the choice I made in the future. The years are very sturdy and superb, with everybody in the group”, he confirmed.
The present pilot has ambitions to climb one other place in the league.
“For this yr the aim is evident, we need to compete in the high 10 of the competitors. We are shut and we consider very a lot in the potential we now have, so in these three consecutive races we may give good. energy in locations and climb slightly”, he admitted.
Miguel Oliveira now faces three consecutive races, in Aragon, Japan and Thailand, in the subsequent three weeks.
“It’s three tough races, as a result of we’ll be right here in Aragon and we’ll have a really lengthy journey to Japan, the place we’ll compete in the Motegi race, then we’ll journey a number of hours to Thailand, the place the put on and tear can be collected once more at the finish of the third week. It’s a tough place, and the warmth and humidity,” he defined.
The Portuguese athlete may have, at the finish of the week, the assist of his spouse and daughter, whom he considers “good for the thoughts”.
Miguel Oliveira reaches the fifteenth spherical of the season in eleventh place in the championship, with 90 factors.