Driver Miguel Oliveira today was “very comfortable” with the lead of the Moto2 World Championship after winning the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic and hopes to lead KTM to the title.
“I am a leader at the moment, it is a position I have never been, but I have been fighting for it, so I am very comfortable at the moment, next in this line,” said the 23-year-old after his second triumph of the season in the World-wide motorcycle of speed, achieved in the circuit of Brno.
The victory in the tenth of the 19 races of the season allowed Miguel Oliveira to ascend to the command of the championship, with 166 points, two more than the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Kalex), who finished the race in third, behind compatriot and teammate Luca Marini.
“Our aim as a team is to continue to enjoy ourselves with these races, to do a good job. We know that the bike is not perfect, but we are working on it. We will try to make this dream of all a goal and become a goal. reality soon, “Oliveira said.
The Almada driver, who will compete in the next season of the premier class MotoGP championship, started from the fourth position of the grid and took the lead with four laps remaining, keeping with Luca Marini an intense fight for the victory until the last moments of the running.
“It was a race with a lot of fighting, I knew from the beginning that the pace was not going to be very high, everything would have to do with overtaking and not losing too much time.” When [Lorenzo] Baldassarri came from behind and passed us, I thought could have something extra, so I wanted to lead the race in the last few laps and try to defend myself from some attacks. Marini tried to overtake me in the last few laps, I managed to defend my line quite well and attack at the right moment, “Oliveira said.
The Portuguese rider climbed for the sixth time on the podium this season, with two wins, two second places and two thirds.