MotoGP Miguel Oliveira KTM: “Francesco Guidotti is still too new, we have to make a link”

At KTM we started the 2022 MotoGP season in a big way with a second place finish at the Qatar Grand Prix thanks to Brad Bender gleaming on his RC16 who surprised even in his official box…not an overall result that could convince a solid base because teammate Miguel Oliveira wasn’t part of the party. The Portuguese, who retired after the fall, does not underestimate the effects of the major reorganization that occurred in the ranks of Matighoven, which probably affected him more than his fellow stabilizer.

KTM Its 2022 MotoGP campaign started off well by noting, at the end of round one at Losail, as the top-ranked manufacturer of its official machine in the end. RC16 from Brad Binder Already finished in the aspiration of the winner Enea Bastianinia freelance pilot for Gresini’s private team that hires ducatibefore Honda From the factory Paul Espargaro. Unfortunately for the Austrians, there was no overall score allowed in Repsol with the top five Marc Marquezto present himself at Mandalika this weekend as captain of the tournament in terms of teams.

Specifically, where was the three-time motocross winner with a KTM ? It was already in his trunk after he fell. A chest where it must regain its orientation, because the environment has changed. An item to consider in its current performance, and still below Brad Binder, neighbor We will remember it KTM He signed a new team manager after last year’s mixed MotoGP season. Mike Lightner He should have given way to Francesco Guidottiwhich switched from Pramac-Ducati to KTM.

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How did the Portuguese experience this change? ” Not much has changed for me announces the factory driver Miguel Oliveiraaware of the responsibility of the team manager: ” This post is very important. It is about guiding different team members and drivers in certain situations to motivate them But he adds Total Motorsports : ” Francesco is still very new to the team, which means we need to bond first, as I’ve known Mike for many years. It’s different when someone is new, so there are some adjustments to be made. But the Portuguese conclude: He’s a great strength and a wonderful guy. It is very important to us “.

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After strengthening their ranks KTM must now tighten them

We have now taken decisive steps in the field of management ‘, the brand’s athletic director admitted beer pit In the subject. ” In the past, as director of MotoGP motorcycle racing, Mike Leitner was not only responsible for managing the team, but also acted as a front-end for the factory engineers in the racing department. We can’t ask just one person like Mike Leitner to care about management and technology. Simply put, there is a lot to do in a Grand Prix with two motorcycle teams and four riders. There are MSMA meetings, you have to talk to the drivers and give a technical briefing with the engineers. In addition, there are sometimes sponsors to sponsor or organize meetings with Dorna. It takes four to five people who know the whole project and the company they represent in the ring “.

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This weekend in Indonesia It will be another step in integrating this new organization into the ranks KTM Which also counts the team Tech3. What is certain is that the other three pilots of the RC16 now have a model and a target: Brad Binder.

Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Official Mandalika MotoGP™ Test

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