New colors, new ambitions and above all a new bike, a promising Aprilia, these are the new components of the RNF team whose boss Razlan Razali expects great results. And very quickly, even immediately, because the first Grand Prix of the season will be the Tour of Portugal. A national meeting for his new rider Miguel Oliveira who has already won at home in Portimao with his KTM Tech3. The Malaysian made no secret of his hope that this idyllic scenario would live on this weekend, which kind of upset the local hero who wanted to calm things down and re-scenes…
while displaying his troops NWA who have cleaned everything from floor to ceiling by changing manufacturers and pilots, Razlan Razali commented: I can’t deny that We urgently want to achieve results and be competitive. This weekend, Miguel’s home Grand Prix is perhaps the best opportunity to create something magical The enthusiasm that suddenly presses on the shoulders Miguel Oliveira who did not necessarily appreciate the gift.
The Portuguese has already answered his boss: ” It’s very easy to sit here and talk about results and our ambitious goals. but The truth is that we still have to know the bike well and understand how to go fast on it He begins before adding: I know Razlan has great ambitions for the team. Raul Fernandez and I are also two riders who want to do very well. Before that, however, there are still different steps that need to be followed and We have to understand how to do that “.
Because the off-season showed that wasn’t the case yet: ” test weekend, I tried to go faster, and fell, I understood the limit. It will happen again. We are at the beginning of the season, and we have to keep our feet up and make the most of what we know However, he does offer his roadmap for this weekend: “ je vais certainement faire de mon mieux, mais je ne pense pas que ce serait très réaliste si je m’asseyais ici et disais: ‘Je me sens bien et avec le championnat qui commencing in Portugal, je pense que je suis dans une excellente position for profit.’ It would be great, of course. But it will be very difficult “.
Miguel Oliveira also reminds Razlan Razali that the opposite is Ducati
” However, I do not exclude this possibility either. That’s right, anything can happen He adds anyway: But I want to approach the weekend with the goal of getting to know the bike better and preparing myself well for the race. immediately afterwards, We’ll see what happens. If we can fight, we will. Otherwise I’m not going to take it badly and I’ll just try to do my best and give the team a good result and a good weekend. The pilot confirms 28 years.
Wisdom also explains the value of the competition to be faced which is called Ducati. Miguel Oliveira They analyzed the situation and this is what he said: Ducati has a solid bike. It stops well, shifts better, and accelerates faster. They definitely have their weaknesses, but the way they are acting right now it is very difficult to tell where they are weak. “.
” It’s very hard for me to say where we need to be faster to get closer to Ducati Get to know the Portuguese Speed Week. ” But I would have waited a little longer before drawing these conclusions. Test results can be a little misleading. I’m not saying Ducati won’t be very competitive, they have very good packages and apart from Alex Marquez they don’t have any new riders either. But I think it can be a little bit different in the season, at least I hope so, and I also hope we have a clearer idea of the race we have to work on. Concludes.