Grand Prix of India: Portuguese Pilot Miguel Oliveira’s Struggles and Aspirations
Portuguese Pilot Miguel Oliveira Reflects on Grand Prix Performance
Following his 12th position finish at the Grand Prix of India in the MotoGP, Portuguese pilot Miguel Oliveira expressed his disappointment at his performance, emphasizing that this was the first weekend where he felt non-competitive. Oliveira, who races for Aprilia, identified the slow curves of the Buddh International Circuit as his primary challenge during the race.
Review of the Grand Prix of India
During the race, Oliveira completed the 21 laps of the Buddh track, finishing 29.088 seconds behind the winner, Italian Marco Bezzecchi who drove for Ducati. Behind Bezzecchi, Spanish Jorge Martin (Ducati) finished second, 8.649 seconds behind, while French Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) claimed third, 8.855 seconds behind the winner.
Miguel Oliveira’s Challenges
Oliveira’s primary difficulties during the race were the acceleration out of slow curves. Despite the disappointing result, Oliveira was clear about his weaknesses and recognized the areas where he and his team need to work on improvements and find solutions. He is eager to turn the situation around at the next race in Japan, where he hopes to put up a competitive performance.
Current Championship Standings
With his 12th place finish in India, Oliveira currently ranks 13th in the championship with 69 points. Leading the championship is Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) with 292 points, who quit the race due to a fall, followed by Jorge Martin, who is 13 points behind Bagnaia.
Looking Ahead: The Next Race in Japan
Oliveira is already looking past his performance in India and focusing on the next race in Japan. With a clear understanding of the areas he needs to improve, he is hopeful about putting up a competitive performance. The Portuguese pilot is eager to capitalize on the lessons learned from his recent disappointments and turn them into strategies for success in his upcoming races.
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