Although he came off the line well, Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Miguel Oliveira lost two places in the opening lap of the Gran Premio de Teruel, but started his comeback in the second half of the race, making up position by position. The Portuguese was even fighting for the top 5, but eventually had to settle for sixth, which made him gaining important championship points after a tough first round in Aragón.
With a huge FP3 improvement of 0.902 seconds compared to yesterday, Miguel Oliveira managed to go straight to Q2 at the sunny MotorLand Aragón circuit today. The Portuguese landed the eighth fastest time in Qualifying, improving again on his fastest this morning, which means he will start tomorrow’s 23 laps encounter at 13:00 local time from the third row of the grid.
Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Iker Lecuona concluded the second practice Friday today at the MotorLand Aragón in eighth position, just 0.578 seconds off the top. The premier class rookie took it easy in FP1 to get used to the slightly warmer conditions than one week ago. Even the wind couldn’t stop him from stepping up his pace by 1.141 seconds in FP2 this afternoon, which saw him finishing day one of the Gran Premio de Teruel as the fastest KTM rider.