MotoGP Australia J3 Miguel Oliveira (KTM/12): ‘I think the penalty kick hurt me in the race’

Miguel Oliveira

Miguel Oliveira arrived at the Australian Grand Prix, crowning his victory in the last meeting in Thailand. But on Saturday, he had to change his laurel wreath for a dumb cap after acting like a spinner during FP3. After trying to start one lap from the end of the session, he caused a yellow flag to appear before holding back Enea Bastianini who was on his fast lap with the goal of advancing to Q2. For these two facts, the Portuguese were logically penalized with three places on the grid and a long lap in the race. Starting from the depths of the ratings and despite this predicament, he finished 12th in his race on Phillip Island. What does he regret…

Regret, but also a bad memory. Because before talking about Sunday, Miguel Oliveira Looking back on Saturday: It was entirely my fault. At the very fast start/finish in a row, I didn’t have time to look at the signs. You crossed the finish line without checking if the checkered flag is there. next one،I put my players and I at risk because I tried to start a lap too early. Definitely not my best moment “.

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The Portuguese adds: My mistake had no serious consequences. OK, but I annoyed Bastianini a bit and I’m sorry about that too. I think the long lap penalty hurt me the most in the race. When riding with a fast, such a punishment can change everything. The pace showed that I could fight for more than 12th place And indeed, reading lap times, a five-time MotoGP winner, every time KTMHe has the ability to claim sixth place…

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I’m glad I finished in the points zone »Team-mate ends Brad Binder who finished ten. ” I enjoyed the bike and given the speed, I would say it could have been better. Now I can’t wait to put this weekend behind me and fly to Sepang for the next round of the tournament. I think we can be very competitive “.

Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

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