The Portuguese rider stormed via from 11th on the grid to battle Ducati’s Jack Miller for victory within the rain-lashed race at Buriram, making a decisive pass for the lead on the final nook on lap 14 of 25.
Oliveira says Miller’s early tempo compelled him into pushing exhausting from the off and he couldn’t relent as soon as in entrance due to the Ducati rider.
“It was undoubtedly a tough race from a psychological viewpoint,” Oliveira mentioned following his fifth profession MotoGP victory.
“Each moist race is tough as a result of a mistake at the very least prices you quite a bit and you’ll crash.
“So, I used to be undoubtedly comfy however not too comfy.
“I feel Jack additionally placed on loads of strain and pulled away at first of the race, and made me be at all times in assault mode till the final lap.
“I feel that was good as a result of I might by no means be relaxed.
“So, it was undoubtedly good. The start of the race was exhausting for all of us as a result of we couldn’t see that a lot within the straights and there was a little bit of aquaplaning.
“Nevertheless it was good, can’t complain about profitable within the moist once more.”
Miguel Oliveira, Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing, Jack Miller, Ducati Workforce, Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Workforce
Photograph by: Dorna
That is Oliveira’s second win of the 2022 season, having taken victory in a equally moist Indonesian Grand Prix again in March after an early battle with Miller.
The KTM rider has “no explanations” as to why he has been so robust in moist races this 12 months however desires “to be extra aggressive” within the dry going ahead having scored only one high 5 this 12 months outdoors of his wins.
“It occurs, I suppose,” Oliveira mentioned when requested what his benefit is within the moist.
“There’s no additional explanations. Simply I remark that after all I wish to be extra aggressive within the dry for positive.
“However I’ll take a win within the moist any day and if it’s raining I’ll take the benefit.”