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Miguel Oliveira promises “not to give up” the Moto2 title

The Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira promised today to “continue to fight for the title” of Moto2 as he prepares the 17th race of the World Championship of speed motorcycling, which takes place on Sunday in Australia.

After his third-place finish last week in Japan, and having seen Italian Francesco Bagnaia win and distance himself in the lead of the championship, Miguel Oliveira was confident of a victory in Australia that would allow him to reduce the handicap to the captain.

“I am very motivated, we want to give everything and be able to fight for the victory again, continuing on the title track. We will not give up,” said the KTM rider in a statement to his team’s communications advisor.

Miguel Oliveira, 23, won his first ever Moto2 victory at this circuit last season with team-mate Brad Binder finishing second.

“Last year we had a positive experience in Australia, I and Brad [Binder] went on the podium. It’s a very special circuit where the sensations on the bike are very important and the wind can have a great influence,” he said. Oliveira.

The Portuguese rider, who finished third in 2017, is currently second in the middle class with 247 points, 37 points less than Francesco Bagnaia (284), with three races remaining for the season finale.

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