Team :
Class :
Number :
Bike :
Born :
KTM Tech 3 Racing
MotoGP
88
KTM
Tuesday, January 3, 1995
Place of birth :
Pragal, Portugal

Miguel Oliveira

MOTOGP
PROFILE :

Miguel Oliveira’s first big successes came in 2005 and 2006 when he won the Portuguese MiniGP championship. In 2009 he was third in the FIM CEV Repsol, and in 2010 battled Maverick Viñales to the final race of the season for the title - eventually finishing runner-up by just two points prior to his World Championship debut in 2011. Oliveira raced full time in 2012 with the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team and took two podiums, before in 2013 he joined Mahindra Racing and made headlines by grabbing the Indian manufacturer’s first ever podium in Malaysia. In 2014 remained on the Mahindra, taking another podium at Assen, before being recruited by Red Bull KTM Ajo for 2015. The Moto3™ season got off to a difficult start for the Portuguese rider but he won in both Mugello and Assen, before breaking his wrist in Germany. All hope looked lost as Danny Kent left the British GP with a 110 point lead over the KTM rider, but an incredible comeback saw Oliveira take four wins and two seconds in the final six races and challenge down to the final round, coming runner up. For 2016 he and Kent joined forces in the Moto2™ World Championship with Leopard Racing, and after recovering from injury for the end of the year, the Portuguese rider returned to the Ajo motorsport camp for 2017 onboard the new KTM chassis in Moto2™, with Red Bull KTM Ajo. Taking their first win, challenging at the front and coming third overall, Oliveira’s season was a stunner – and he’ll be wanting to keep his three-in-a-row roll of wins going from the end of 2017 into the beginning of 2018.

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