In an incredible exciting second Grand Prix, Red Bull KTM Tech3’s MotoGP rookie Miguel Oliveira missed out on the top 10 by just a whisker to bring home his very first premier class championship points today at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo. The Portuguese Youngster showed an impressive performance from the first lap, making up one position by another to eventually see the chequered flag just 0.176 seconds behind fastest KTM rider Pol Espargaro in 11th as the second fastest rookie in the hard-fought MotoGP field.
In a very close first Qualifying session today, Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider Miguel Oliveiramissed out on his first ever Q2 entry by just 0.081 seconds. The Portuguese MotoGP rookie displayed a strong performance throughout day two at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, lowered his FP1 time by 1.961 seconds already this morning to further progress during the fourth Free Practice and the Qualifying session and eventually start his second premier class race tomorrow from the fifth row of the grid.
The Termas de Rio Hondo circuit welcomed the MotoGP class with decent weather for the second round of the 2019 World Championship today, although the conditions on track were more ideal during FP2 this afternoon, which was obvious in the incredibly tight standings of the entire field.