The Portuguese impressed everyone in Valencia. At Sepang, in a few days, he hopes to be able to confirm himself: “It would be fantastic”
February 3, 2023
Miguel Oliveira is considered by many to be the possible outsider of 2023. Fast is fast, winning is winning. Up until now he just lacked consistency. Among other things, he is also one of the favorites of this seven-driver mini-championship.
The Portuguese refused to pass from the official team to the satellite one Of KTM to go to the satellite team of Apriliaa bike that showed enormous potential last year.
In the first tests of Valencia has impressed everyone, adapting well to the bike from Noale. While Superbike and Supersport were testing in Portimao, he too arrived: he trained on a Yamaha R1, waiting for Aprilia to get him a road RSV4 for training.
Oliveira gave an interview to the official MotoGP channel: “The rider is always expected to adapt to the bike. That was my hope, really and since first minute that I went up on the Aprilia I felt good. We have to stay calm and grounded, there is a lot of work to do to start the season well, which is my goal. I have a new team, a new bike, so I hope to have more speed and build a solid foundation.”
olive tree is gasato from Aprilia’s potential: “What I motivates the most is the bike itselfis completely new to me and it seems fit well to my style. The fact that the team is also debuting is exciting for them, it’s easy to see all the anticipation around this project.”
After the excellent tests in Valencia “for me would be great to be closer to Aleix and Maverick in the first tests in Malaysia, it’s a goal to be with them. In testing we will have a few small things to try, not many. Our job is to get a good foundation and figure out what works for me and what doesn’t. We will be able to filter some things and make me adapt to the bike, that’s all.”
Goal official team
His medium-term goal is clear: “The season hasn’t started yet (laughs, ed). For now I focus on this. But whether there will be an official post available and I will deserve it, I will take it for sure”.
Finally, a positive joke about his teammate Raul Fernandez: “Even if we both come on the same bike, Raúl has a different experience than mine. He is very young, very fast and very talented. He now he has the tools to demonstrate what he is capable of ”.
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