Miguel Oliveira will put on the colours of KTM in 2022. Arrived within the official staff this yr, after two first seasons at Tech3, the Portuguese signed a two-year contract even when the producer solely talked about the yr 2021 within the announcement. made final yr. Some confusion has subsequently appeared in current weeks however Oliveira has confirmed from Barcelona that he’ll proceed to symbolize Mattighofen in 2022, remarks since supported by Pit Beirer, boss of KTM Motorsport.
“It is a two-year contract”, insisted the three-time MotoGP race winner after the arrival of the Dutch Grand Prix. “When it was introduced [en 2020], KTM needed to announce the 4 riders without delay so perhaps it was deceptive for individuals and it wasn’t 100% clear. I’ve a two yr settlement with KTM so till the top of 2022 I will likely be a manufacturing facility KTM rider. That is what we’ve proper now, it wasn’t a yr with an possibility. “
KTM will subsequently certainly maintain the identical duo of drivers in 2022, Brad Binder having not too long ago prolonged till 2024. The model doesn’t put as lengthy a time period on Oliveira as with the South African, however the particular person involved doesn’t ‘doesn’t transfer and is happy to be underneath contract solely till the top of subsequent yr, like many of the drivers on the sector.
“It’s sufficient for me !”, he declared after his victory on the Catalan Grand Prix. “We’ll deal with that subsequent season. I feel Brad and Marc Marquez are the one ones doing that. Marc is an eight-time World Champion, Brad has simply completed his first season in MotoGP and KTM sees loads of potential in him so They reap the benefits of it. That is effective with me, I feel KTM is proud of my job. I do not want affirmation with a three-year contract to know that they recognize me and that they like my job. Issues will come on the proper time. We’ve got to maintain working and be affected person. “
Miguel Oliveira went on a collection of three podiums earlier than taking sixth place in Assen. The one Portuguese Grand Prix winner, in every of the three classes, the # 88 arrived in MotoGP in 2019, having been Moto2 vice-champion the earlier yr. He gave Tech3 his first two MotoGP successes final yr, on the Styrian Grand Prix after which on the Portuguese Grand Prix, and notched a 3rd victory within the official staff this yr in Barcelona.