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MotoGP, Oliveira: “I don’t know if I’ll be able to race in the Mugello GP”

“I’m doing everything I can, but my shoulder injury needs time to heal. I rode the Aprilia at the All Stars for a couple of laps, and I wasn’t at all comfortable.”

MotoGP: Oliveira: “I don’t know if I’ll be able to race in the Mugello GP”


The accident involving Miguel Oliveira in Jerez had far more serious consequences than expected. The Portuguese rider fractured his humerus and injured the anterior ligament of his shoulder. After skipping the Le Mans Grand Prix, he’s not sure he’ll be able to be back on the track at Mugello in just over a week.

The RNF team rider explained the situation in an interview with “Things are going well. It’s not easy to heal from a shoulder injury, but I’m doing my best along with the physiotherapists,” Miguel stated. “I did a couple of laps on the MotoGP at the Aprilia All Stars for the fans, without pushing, but I didn’t feel at all comfortable on the bike. I don’t know if I’ll be able to race at Mugello. I’ll find out that week.

Miguel doesn’t want to rush it or take unnecessary risks, since this season he seems to be the target of bad luck, and also the target of other riders (first Marquez in Portugal and then Quartararo in Spain).

I want to go back to being one-hundred percent and be competitive. I know it’s going to be tough, because every race you miss, you lose your pace. My approach will depend on what my body tells me,” Oliveira said, as he still wants to keep his morale high.

I know I can get good results. It’s a shame I couldn’t race, but we have to look at the positive things. My accidents could have had worse consequences,” he concluded.


Translated by Leila Myftija

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