Despite a complicated start to the season, two splendid races were enough a Miguel Oliveira to climb different positions in the MotoGP championship standings. After the second place in Mugello and the victory in Barcelona, the Portuguese of KTM is back in seventh place in the world ranking. There are many points behind the top, 61, but the 26-year-old from Almada will certainly not miss the chance to get more podium finishes during this championship. Meanwhile, these results can certainly put him in a good position to negotiate a contract renewal with the Austrian manufacturer. That of the Lusitanian is in fact currently the best KTM in the standings, with 11 points clear of his teammate Brad Binder. However, the South African’s contract is longer than Oliveira’s. However, the issue does not seem to be a problem for the Portuguese driver.
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“I have a two-year contract and that’s enough for me – explained the person concerned after the success in Catalonia, as reported by the site Speedweek.com – I will have to renegotiate by next year, but I think that in MotoGP there are only Brad and Marc Marquez who have such a contract. Marc is an eight-time world champion and Brad has just finished his first season in MotoGP. Apparently KTM sees great potential in him and that’s why he took the opportunity. That’s fine with me, I have no problems. I do my job and KTM is happy with my performance. I don’t need a 3 year contract to know that the managers appreciate me and appreciate my work “added Oliveira. The numbers are certainly on his side and the best may still have to come.