"The important thing now is to make a good start …" – Miguel Oliveira

"The important thing now is to make a good start ..." - Miguel Oliveira


Miguel Oliveira, who suffered an impressive fall when he was running at over 190 km / h, while trying to improve his chrono to the starting grid position, will start from the 4th row (10th position) for the Grand Prix of Portugal in MotoGP that will take place tomorrow at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) at 1pm.

The Almada pilot revealed to journalists at the AIA that “I had a fall in the second attempt to improve the weather. I lost the front of the bike. It was improving in the first two sectors, it could have been further ahead. The fourth row on the grid is what we have to accept. I'm not 100 percent, I have sores on my hands, arms and a leg, but there's not much I can do other than ice and try to reduce inflammation ”, explained to the KTM pilot, considering this “A short result”.

Earlier this evening, Miguel Oliveira posted on his official Facebook page, explaining by mouth how the crash happened, how he feels and what he looks forward to tomorrow's race "The important thing now is to make a good start, we have a good pace to compete for top positions." Listen to the audio.

Fabio Quartararo, from the official Yamaha team, got the second fastest time in the qualifying session, but will start from first place, as Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who had been the fastest, dropped from first to 11th for not to have respected the yellow flags triggered after the fall of Miguel Oliveira.

Moment of help to Jorge Martin (Photo: In TVI)
Jorge Martín suffers a massive fall and is transported to Faro Hospital

Spanish rider Jorge Martín suffered an impressive fall on turn 7 this Saturday during the third free practice session of MotoGP in Portimão, whose session was interrupted, with the Spanish rider being assisted on the track and then taken by ambulance to the AIA medical center .

The race director informed at the time that Jorge Martín was conscious, however, after assessing the rider's condition, the MotoGP doctor decided to transfer the Spanish rider to the hospital with a bruise on his head, right hand and ankle, which left him out of the grand prize.

The race in the premier category of motorcycling starts at 13:00, while at 11:20 the race in the Moto 3 category takes place, ending the program with the race in the Moto2 category at 14:30.

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