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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Miguel Oliveira

  • Team Trackhouse Racing
  • Bike Aprilia
  • Nation Portugal
  • Date of birth 04/01/1995
  • Place of birth Pragal, Portugal
  • Debut Qatar, 2019 (KTM)
Miguel Oliveira must have broken a mirror or walked under a ladder in 2023.
Miguel Oliveira
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 2
Best Qualifying: 19th (2023)
Best Race Result: 12th (2022)
Podiums: 0

Because it’s hard to rationalise how one rider could have as much bad luck in one season as the Portuguese did last year, where he scored points in only three Sprints and finished just eight Grands Prix.

Oliveira was taken out by Marc Marquez in race one and Fabio Quartararo in race four, missing time between both races and afterwards with injury, and seemed to suffer more than his fair share of technical gremlins before clattering into Aleix Espargaro and breaking his shoulder blade in Qatar. “Miserable” was his one-word, on-point description of a season best thrown in the bin.

Oliveira is much better than that – you don’t win five premier-class races without talent and tenacity – and he’ll approach his bounce-back season with his trademark pragmatic calm. Just pray he doesn’t encounter any black cats…