Miguel Oliveira scores for the second time in a row in MotoGP
Portuguese driver finished the Grand Prix of the Americas in 14th place.
Miguel Oliveira took the taste in him that to the conquest of points in MotoGP concerns. After finishing in 11th place in Argentina, the Portuguese rider started to pile up, this time at the Grand Prix of the Americas, where he was 14th.
The Red Bull KTM Tech3 man started from 18th position on the grid and managed to climb places along the Austin circuit in a performance that earned him two more points in the World Championship.
In a Grand Prix packed with strange things, including the abandonment of Marc Márquez, Carl Crutchlow (due to falls) and Jorge Lorenzo (due to a mechanical problem), the trophy ended up going to the hands of Álex Rins.
The Spanish rider, who had never before won a race in the top tier of world motorcycling, staged a titanic fight with the eternal Valentino Rossi, from which he won.
Miguel Oliveira is now the 16th place in the MotoGP World Championship, with seven points, the same as Jorge Lorenzo, and one less than Joan Mir, who also made the ‘jump’ of the Moto2 this season.
The leader of the table is in the hands of Andrea Doviziso (54 points), followed closely by Valentino Rossi (51). The podium finishes with the winner of the third Grand Prix of the season, Álex Rins (49).