Starting the 12th round of the season from the third row of the grid, Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Miguel Oliveira came off the line very well. Through the chaos of the first corners, he passed two riders to conclude the first lap in fifth place. On lap two he made up another position and was delivering a strong and consistent pace throughout the first half of the race.
Red Bull KTM Tech3‘s Miguel Oliveira performed strong in today’s proceedings at the Gran Premio de Europa, which were determined by the weather conditions once again. Following a shower this morning, FP3 took place on wet tarmac, therefore the Portuguese had to pass through Q1 this afternoon.
For the first time Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Miguel Oliveira was riding his KTM RC16 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo today. Although the asphalt was wet in this morning’s FP1, the Portuguese managed to finish in eighth while learning his way around the short track in tricky conditions. On a dry line this afternoon, he improved significantly, concluding the combined Free Practices in 13th, just 0.146 seconds behind a the provisional Q2 entry.