Miguel Oliveira gets back on the podium at Aragon
The duo of Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder once again brought joy to the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team this Sunday at the Aragon GP. Although he was not able to fight for victory, Oliveira claimed his sixth podium of the season after finishing third. Binder made his umpteenth raceday comeback -this time gaining 15 places- to finish fifth, his best position in Moto2, for the second consecutive race weekend.
Oliveira suffered during the initial laps, in which he kept in the fight for third place. After an intense tussle to escape from the pack, the Portuguese rider managed to open a gap and begin his pursuit of the race leaders. After cutting 3 seconds off the gap to both, only 6 tenths separated him from the winner at the chequered flag. The podium was Oliveira’s sixth of 2017.
Oliveira and Binder come into the Asian flyaway rounds, which starts in three weeks’ time, third -with 157 points- and tenth -with 67 points- in the overall standings. Before that, both will participate in a day of testing at MotorLand Aragon on Monday.
44 Miguel Oliveira
“It has been a very good and a very solid weekend. This podium is very important for us after not being able to score points at Misano. I felt very strong all weekend, but at the beginning of the race we lost some time that we weren’t able to recover later on. Anyway, overall it has been a very positive Grand Prix for us. Now we have three races in a row that I like a lot, where I usually get good results, so I will be very focused and we will give everything at Motegi.”