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Oliveira’s surprising triumph in the MotoGP Grand Prix of Styria

Oliveira’s surprising triumph in the MotoGP Grand Prix of Styria

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (KTM-Tech3) achieved a surprising triumph this Sunday in the MotoGP Grand Prix of Styria, narrowly beating Australian Jack Miller (Ducati-Pramac) and Spaniard Pol Espargaró (KTM) at the finish line. .

After the race was interrupted by an accident without consequences of the Spanish Maverick Viñales (Yamaha), Oliveira, 25, remained in the leading trio and took advantage of the fight between Espargaró and Miller to get first in the last corner.

Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, 13th in the finish line, continues to lead the World Championship with three points ahead of Italian Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), 5th this Sunday.

This Sunday is the first victory for both Oliveira and the Tech3 team, a KTM satellite, in the premier category of motorcycling.

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I’m very excited right now. I would like to say so many things but I am at a loss for words », declared the Portuguese, grateful to his team and his family. “Today history has been written for my country,” he said, because this is the first victory for a Portuguese in a MotoGP race.

Before the interruption of the race after 15 laps, it seemed that the victory would go to the Spanish Joan Mir (Suzuki), finally 4th. But at the restart, Espargaró and Miller escaped before being caught up by Oliveira, who overtook them at the finish line.

– Classification of the MotoGP race of the Styrian Grand Prix at the Spielberg circuit (4,318 km):

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1. Miguel Oliveira (POR / KTM-Tech3) the 12 laps in 16.56: 205 (183.5 km / h average speed)

2. Jack Miller (AUS / Ducati-Pramac) at 0.316

3. Pol Espargaró (ESP / KTM) 0.540

4. Joan Mir (ESP / Suzuki) 0.641

5. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA / Ducati) 1,414

6. Alex Rins (ESP / Suzuki) 1,864

7. Takaaki Nakagami (JPN / Honda-LCR) 1,864

8. Brad Binder (AFS / KTM) 4,150

9. Valentino Rossi (ITA / Yamaha) 4,517

10. Iker Lecuona (ESP / KTM / Tech-3) 5,068

13. Fabio Quartararo (FRA / Yamaha-SRT) 7,406

– Classification of the MotoGP World Championship after five races:

1. Fabio Quartararo (FRA) 70 points

2. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) 67

3. Jack Miller (AUS) 56

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4. Brad Binder (RSA) 49

5. Maverick Viñales (ESP) 48

6. Takaaki Nakagami 46

7. Valentino Rossi (ITA) 45

8. Joan Mir (ESP) 44

9. Miguel Oliveira (POR) 43

10. Pol Espargaró (ESP) 35

11. Franco Morbidelli (ITA) 32

12. Johann Zarco (FRA) 30

– Classification of constructors:

1. Yamaha 88 points

2. Ducati 87

3. KTM 82

4. Suzuki 57

5. Honda 46

6. Aprilia 20

– Classification by teams:

1. Yamaha-SRT 102 points

2. Yamaha 93

3. Ducati 92

4. KTM 84

5. Suzuki 73

6. Ducati-Pramac 69

7. KTM-Tech3 56

8. Honda-LCR 53

8. Ducati-Avintia 37

10. Aprilia 23

10. Honda 15 AFP (HN)

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