Austrian GP – Miguel Oliveira settles his accounts with Pol Espargaro –

Miguel Oliveira settles accounts with Pol Espargaro

Austrian GP - Miguel Oliveira settles his accounts with Pol Espargaro -

"I don’t want to attack Pol, but" … In his public statement after the 2020 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix in which he crashed with Pol Espargaro, Miguel Oliveira doesn’t mince words against the official rider KTM… Atmosphere.

Victim of a fall much less publicized than yesterday in Austria, the unfortunate KTM Tech3 driver scores his in four races…

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"I don’t want to attack Pol or anyone, but I think he gets too easily carried away by his emotions and that he may not be thinking enough", said the young Portuguese driver. 

Everything is in the "but"…

"Unfortunately we are not all born equal in terms of intelligence", continues the Tech3 rider: "it is sometimes difficult to think when you are on the bike in the middle of a race because you have a lot of adrenaline, but at the same time it you have to know how to manage your emotions and it is not given to everyone "…

Phew, luckily he didn’t want to attack her !

"I would say it was an unfortunate racing incident," proclaims Herve Poncharal, Tech3 team manager. “Unfortunately this is the second time that two KTMs have collided after what happened in Jerez and each time Miguel was involved and had to retire, which is a shame. Because if you look at the championship standings, I think we could be really high. It’s a disappointing situation, but let’s see the bright side: we’re staying here this weekend, we’ve been quick, no one is injured and we can try again next week ".

For his part, Pol Espargaro recalls that he was wide "because I widened in all the turns, and Miguel was also a little wide here. I put the gas on the outside and he on the inside, he couldn’t. see me and I couldn’t see it so we collided. This is exactly what we call a race incident, nothing more, but I felt I had the best bike in the first race, so I can’t wait to run here next week ".

The KTM official, quite annoyed to see the while he had taken a certain advantage, however remains convinced that at the GP of the Czech Republic…

2020 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix results

  1. 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 182.7 km / h 28’20.853
  2. 36 Joan MIR SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 182.6 km / h +1.377
  3. 43 Jack MILLER AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 182.6 km / h +1.549
  4. 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 182.1 km / h +5.526
  5. 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 182.1 km / h +5.837
  6. 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 182.1 km / h +6.403
  7. 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 181.4 km / h +12.498
  8. 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 181.4 km / h +12.534
  9. 27 Iker LECUONA SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 181.2 km / h +14.117
  10. 12 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 181.1 km / h +15.276
  11. 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 180.8 km / h +17.772
  12. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 180.3 km / h +23.271
  13. 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 180.1 km / h +24.943
  14. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 180.1 km / h +24.868
  15. 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 179.8 km / h +27.435
  16. 53 Tito RABAT SPA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 179.7 km / h +28.502
  17. 6 Stefan BRADL GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 179.7 km / h +28.609

Not classified

  • 42 Alex RINS SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 182.6 km / h (10 laps)
  • 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 182.1 km / h (12 laps)
  • 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 182.1 km / h (12 laps)
  • 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
  • 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Esponsorama Racing Ducati

Ranking in the world championship after the Austrian GP

  1. Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha FRA (67 points)
  2. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA (56 points)
  3. Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha SPA (48 points)
  4. Brad BINDER KTM RSA (41 points)
  5. Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA (38 points)
  6. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda JPN (37 points)
  7. Jack MILLER Ducati AUS (36 points)
  8. Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha ITA (31 points)
  9. Joan MIR Suzuki SPA (31 points)
  10. Johann ZARCO Ducati FRA (28 points)
  11. Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA (20 points)
  12. Alex RINS Suzuki SPA (19 points)
  13. Pol ESPARGARO KTM SPA (19 points)
  14. Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM POR (18 points)
  15. Alex MARQUEZ Honda SPA (16 points)
  16. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia SPA (11 points)
  17. Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati ITA (9 points)
  18. Iker LECUONA KTM SPA (7 points)
  19. Tito RABAT Ducati SPA (7 points)
  20. Bradley SMITH Aprilia GBR (7 points)
  21. Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR (7 points)
  22. Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA (4 points)
  23. Stefan BRADL Honda GER  

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