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Oliveira achieves “pole position” in the Portuguese Grand Prix

The Portuguese Miguel Oliveira will start in pole position on Sunday at the Portuguese Grand Prix, after taking first place this Saturday in the official tests, ahead of Italian Franco Morbidelli and Australian Jack Miller.

Oliveira, who drives for the French team KTM-Tech3, has already won the Styrian Grand Prix this year and is currently in tenth place in the World Championship, before this last race in Portuguese lands.

It is the first time that he has started in a leading position in MotoGP, a category in which he has been racing for two years.

“Every time I’m on this track, I feel like I’ve improved and it’s good to get my first pole here in Portugal,” said Oliviera, 25.

But the Portuguese achieved the best time without fans in the stands, since the Portuguese Grand Prix is ​​held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.

Portimao, Portugal | . | Saturday 11/21/2020 – 10:28 UTC-5 | 351 words

The Portuguese Miguel Oliveira will start in pole position on Sunday at the Portuguese Grand Prix, after taking first place this Saturday in the official tests, ahead of Italian Franco Morbidelli and Australian Jack Miller.

Oliveira, who drives for the French team KTM-Tech3, has already won the Styrian Grand Prix this year and is currently in tenth place in the World Championship, before this last race in Portuguese lands.

It is the first time that he has started in a leading position in MotoGP, a category in which he has been racing for two years.

“Every time I’m on this track, I feel like I’ve improved and it’s good to get my first pole here in Portugal,” said Oliviera, 25.

But the Portuguese achieved the best time without fans in the stands, since the Portuguese Grand Prix is ​​held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.

For his part, Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha-SRT) took a promising second place, when he occupies that same position in the World Cup, after the Spanish Joan Mir secured the title a week ago in Valencia, so the Italian he is in a good position to clinch the runner-up on Sunday.

His teammate, Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, currently fifth in the World Cup and fighting for second place in a championship that he led for a while and that left after his fall a week ago in Valencia, will start in the second row, in fifth position.