“Miguel Oliveira is a coveted rider, a good motorcycle tuner” – MotoGP

Jorge Viegas, president of the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) in Portugal, believes Miguel Oliveira (KTM) will continue in the MotoGP World Championship next year because “he is the driver of choice”.

Almadalainen will terminate his contract with KTM at the end of this year and has already shown a desire to continue with the Austrian brand, but the renewal process is still ongoing.

However, Jorge Viegas believes in the continuity of the Portuguese rider at the World Championships in Motorcycle Speed.

“The only thing I know is that there is no problem with continuing, be it KTM or some other brand because he is a desired rider, a good motorcycle tuner and as a person he is adorable,” said Jorge Viegas to Lusalle. agency, Portimão, where the fifth round of the championship will be played this Sunday, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA).

That’s why the president of the world’s motorcycle control unit says he “is not at all worried about the future of Miguel’s sport. [Oliveira]”.

As for the Portuguese GP, Jorge Viegas reveals that the competition should be repeated in 2023, despite the fact that the contract with Dorna (the World Cup promotion company) provides for three races over five years to alternate with another Spaniard. circuit.

“Basically next year it will be maintained. This year, if all goes well, we will have a Grand Prix record (21) [no calendário mundial]. Maybe next year there will be 22, but it hasn’t been decided yet. It will be the limit, “stressed the CEO of FIM.

Viegas also emphasizes that “everyone likes this track, this environment.”

“It’s a very different track than the others, and the riders like it. Then there are the financial conditions to hold the race and I hope the Portuguese GP will continue for many good years. Whatever I can get involved to achieve that, of course I’m going to do.” , said the president of the International Motorcycle Federation.

This Sunday, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve will host the fifth race of the season, the fifth race of the season, the Portuguese GP races in the MotoGP categories (with Miguel Oliveira from Portugal), Moto2 and Moto3.

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