Miguel Oliveira

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Full Name : Miguel Oliveira

Country : Portugal 🇵🇹

Career Statistics

Races : 213 | Poles : 5 | Wins : 17



Miguel Oliveira is set to embark on his second year with the RNF Aprilia team, but there’s a twist: he’ll now be donning the colors of Trackhouse Racing, an American team. Riding the latest 2024-spec RS-GP machine, Oliveira finds himself on equal footing with factory riders Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales.

Oliveira’s talents first garnered international acclaim in 2008 when he clinched victories at Donington Park and Assen in the Red Bull Rookies Cup at just 13 years old. He continued to shine in the CEV 125cc series, finishing third overall in 2009 and securing runner-up positions in both the CEV and European 125GP classes in 2010.

His impressive performances led to a partial 125cc campaign in the World Championship in 2011, where he secured six top-ten finishes for Andalucia Banca Civica while also excelling in the CEV.

In 2012, Oliveira transitioned to the Moto3 World Championship, claiming his maiden podium with a third-place finish in Barcelona. He added a second podium with a second-place finish at Phillip Island, ending the season in eighth place overall.

Moving to Mahindra for two seasons, Oliveira fought with challenging machinery but still managed to secure two podiums and his first pole position.

In 2015, Oliveira joined Red Bull KTM and launched a Moto3 title challenge, finishing runner-up to Danny Kent. This success earned him a promotion to Moto2 with Leopard Racing in 2016, where he faced a challenging maiden season with just three top-ten finishes.

Returning to Red Bull KTM Ajo in 2017, Oliveira mounted a Moto2 title challenge, securing his maiden victory in Argentina and adding five more podiums to finish third in the championship.

Continuing with Red Bull KTM Ajo in 2018, Oliveira claimed three wins and nine podiums, ending the season as the closest title challenger to Francesco Bagnaia.

KTM (2019-2022)
Oliveira made his MotoGP debut in 2019 with Tech3 KTM, securing the team’s first premier-class win in Austria. In 2020, he moved to the factory team and concluded his Tech3 tenure with a pole-to-win performance at Portimao.

Despite high expectations for a title challenge in 2021, Oliveira faced a difficult season due to technical issues with the RC16. He managed sporadic podium finishes but struggled with consistency, finishing 14th in the championship.

In 2022, Oliveira continued to face challenges with fluctuating results, including a wet victory in Mandalika and another wet win in Buriram. Despite these victories, he struggled in dry conditions and finished tenth in the championship.

For the 2023 season, Oliveira will race year-old RS-GPs with RNF alongside Raul Fernandez.

Now, with Trackhouse Racing, Oliveira looks to make his mark on the MotoGP grid once again, aiming for consistent performances and perhaps even more race victories aboard the latest RS-GP machine.