Miguel Oliveira expects weather conditions to balance forces


Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM) believes that uncertain weather conditions can “help to balance things” at the MotoGP Grand Prix de France, which is taking place this weekend at Le Mans.

The KTM driver, who was sixth in the 2020 race on the French circuit, is convinced that he can fight for a place in the top five in this fifth round of the World Championship.

“Last year was a good race for us. The weather forecast for Le Mans is always uncertain, so we have to optimize the work in all sessions. The objective is to improve last year’s result,” the driver told reporters. at a virtual press conference promoted by the official KTM team.

Miguel Oliveira explained that “mixed conditions [piso seco e molhado] make things more balanced, because they make the pilot have more impact “in the performance of the set.

The Almada rider recognizes that Le Mans “is not the best circuit” for KTM characteristics, but “it is not one of the worst”.

“There are no places of great speed and that is good for us and the braking characteristics favor us,” he said.

The almadense driver, who arrives in this fifth race of the season in 17th position of the championship, with nine points, revealed that the recent technical developments tested in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will not be used in this race yet, precisely due to the expected rain.

This Friday there will be two free practice sessions and another two on Saturday, when qualifying for Sunday’s race will also take place.


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