Portuguese driver Miguel Oliveira (KTM) today considered "possible sad news" the possible absence of an audience at the Portuguese Grand Prix of Motorcycling, scheduled for the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, from 16 to 18 April.
"It is sad news, but a little expected," said the Portuguese driver, in response to Agência Lusa, on the sidelines of the signing of the sponsorship renewal agreement with the company Cofidis.
The Almada rider even considered that "it is to regret the lack of public in an event as prestigious as MotoGP".
"These are the decisions of the Government that we will have to respect", concluded Miguel Oliveira.
Expresso reports today that a government source informed the newspaper that, until the end of this period of uncertainty, events such as the MotoGP or Formula 1 Grand Prix and the I League "will not have an audience".
The 2020 Portuguese GP, held on November 22, had no audience on the stands of the Portimão circuit.
At the time, Miguel Oliveira shone by taking pole position and victory, the second in his career in the premier category of the World Motorcycle Speed Championship, in what was the last race of the season.