Classics Miguel Oliveira: "We had the feeling of being competitive, but ..."
Fabio Quartararo Single Yamaha Pilot in the Top 15, Maverick Vinales on P21
© Motorsport Images Fabio Quartararo brought the coals from the fire for Yamaha only a Yamaha pilot managed in qualifying on the Sachsenring the leap into the top 15 ( to Quali Report ). Fabio Quartararo set his factory M1 in the Q2 into the first start series and failed by just 0.011 seconds at the Pole-time of Landsmann Johann Zarco (Pramac-Ducati). For Yamaha Werkspilot Maverick Vinales and the two Petronas-Yamahas von Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli was already in the Q1 terminus.
after four disappointing MotoGP weekends in Austria, Silverstone and Aragon, in which Miguel Oliveira could only score once once, the KTM pilot hopes at the Grand Prix of San Marino this weekend on a happier knob.
Since the summer break it does not want to run so right for the Portuguese, who injured in Spielberg 1 on the wrist. "We did not land there, where we should have been. There were many small reasons for that. But it's sometimes in racing. It is not given to a thing," says Oliveira itself.
"We have to work on the idea of one Turn the trend turn into action. " Much is not missing, the 26-year-old believes: "We had the feeling of being competitive, but we lacked small details in a few trainings and races."
MotoGP Assen FT2: Marquez-Highsiider ensures shock seconds, Vinales on P1
© Motorsport Images Marc Marquez was on best-time course when he moved in curve 10 Yamaha Werkspilot Maverick Vinales also sat down at the second free workout MotoGP in ASSen to the top ( for result ). The Spaniards rounded the course in 1: 33.241 minutes and was a bit slower than in the FT1. A violent departure from Marc Marquez (Honda) overlap the FT2. A rain shower finished the times hunt prematurely.
Likeness, Technical Problems, Tires: Oliveira is called Regrets
"We were unable to bring everything perfectly. Hopefully this will succeed here in Misano, a track that should fit to the motorcycle and to fit me." In the past MotoGP season, Oliveira finished the first Misano race as the eleventh, on the second he could then increase up to five rank.
About the last race weekend, which he finished as a 14th, the KTM pilot looks back: "Aragon was frustrating because I was the fastest KTM in the third free workout, but still lacked a little bit of the top 10. My good round was An under the yellow flag. This can turn around the whole weekend. "
"Then we had a few technical difficulties in qualifying, who just came to the wrong time. We could not really do a lot. I was fast, but it did not fit together." In addition, there were recurring problems with the tires.
First season without concessions for KTM: Has that been noticeable so far?
© Motorsport Images Since Mugello Mix Miguel Oliveira and KTM in the top field with thanks to the successes in the MotoGP season 2020 (three victories, five third places), KTM has lost the status as a "Concession Team". This means that only seven instead of nine engines can be used this year. The engine specification is also frozen. In addition, the regulars may test less. Wildcards are also limited to three. Only Aprilia is in the advantage of these exceptions.
No new KTM chassis at race weekend in Misano
"The tires did not offer enough grip. That was frustrating. At the moment we can not really explain that. But certainly the differences between the tires this season are much clearer. More drivers complain About it, "Oliveira and.
Although emphasizes Oliveira: "We always try not to accuse anyone outside of our own influence, but it's a bit too much lately."
addressed to the new KTM chassis, which he and teammate Brad Binder tested in Aragon, reveals Oliveira that it will not be used this weekend. "We believe that we are well positioned with the current package. Testing the framework now would be a bit in the way, instead of really helping us."
instead, KTM will use the official MOTOGP test in Misano in the coming week to study the framework in detail and collect data. On Tuesday and Wednesday, all teams have the opportunity to test new parts.
Brad Binder in Misano: KTM has again a difficult weekend .
© Motorsport Images Since the summer break Brad Binder is the strongest KTM driver also at the Grand Prix of San Marino in Misano Brad Binder for KTM the coals from the fire . On an overall difficult weekend for the Austrian brand, the South Africans conquered nine. Thus, KTM was found in the end result behind Ducati, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and Aprilia. "A top-10 result is not bad, we were also just in eighth place," says TeamManager Mike Leitner.