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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 move for the lead on the final nook on lap 14 of 25.
Oliveira says Miller’s early tempo compelled him into pushing laborious from the off and he could not relent as soon as in entrance due to the Ducati rider.
“It was undoubtedly a troublesome race from a psychological standpoint,” Oliveira mentioned following his fifth profession MotoGP victory.
“Each moist race is troublesome as a result of a mistake not less than prices you quite a bit and you’ll crash. So, I used to be undoubtedly comfy however not too comfy.
“I believe Jack additionally placed on a variety of strain and pulled away originally of the race, and made me be all the time in assault mode till the final lap.
“I believe 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 laborious for all of us as a result of we could not see that a lot within the straights and there was a little bit of aquaplaning.
“But it surely was good, cannot complain about profitable within the moist once more.”
Miguel Oliveira, Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing, Jack Miller, Ducati Group, Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Group
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 yr however desires “to be extra aggressive” within the dry going ahead having scored only one prime 5 this yr outdoors of his wins.
“It occurs, I suppose,” Oliveira mentioned when requested what his benefit is within the moist.
“There is not any additional explanations. Simply I remark that in fact I want to be extra aggressive within the dry for certain.
“However I will take a win within the moist any day and if it is raining I’ll take the benefit.”