Oliveira takes second in tough race

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KTM Remember JA50N

Members of the entire KTM factory and company wish to express their deepest sympathy and condolences to Jason Dupasquier’s family and friends and his PrüstelGP team after the 19-year-old sadly passed away today, Sunday 30th May 2021.

The Swiss, a talented, likeable and promising young racer with strong family connections to KTM, succumbed to injuries sustained in a Q2 crash at Mugello for the Gran Premio Oakley D’Italia on Saturday.

Miguel Oliveira : “It was a good race and a strong weekend. We saw we had one of the best race spaces out there. I was not strong enough to push at the beginning with the tires but then I got in my rhythm, I managed to get to 2nd and then could keep Joan Mir behind me, which was not easy. I would have liked to have made this podium in different circumstances. We can be happy but not completely, and our thoughts are with Jason's family right now. "

Bickers would also like offer our deepest sympathy to Jason's family

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The Gran Premio D'Italia Oakley delivered KTM's first silverware of the 2021 MotoGP season as Red Bull KTM's Miguel Oliveira raced to 2nd place at Mugello with his KTM RC16. Teammate Brad Binder equaled his best classification of the year so far in 5th place.

- Oliveira makes an excellent start to run top three for almost all the sixth round of 2021
- Oliveira's podium is the first for the KTM RC16 this year as two bikes finish in the top five
- All three KTM RC16s in the points around one of the most technical & fastest tracks on the calendar
 
Sunshine and 23-degree temperatures graced the return of MotoGP to the thrilling racetrack in the Tuscan hills north of Florence. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira started the 23-lap encounter from the second and third rows of the start grid and after the South African had guided the KTM RC16 to equal the highest ever MotoGP top speed on Saturday by clocking 362.4 kmph through the speed traps.
 
Oliveira made a fantastic start and slotted into the running for the rostrum from the first corner. He moved past Johann Zarco to take 2nd spot and then defended his ranking after Joan Mir applied heavy pressure in the last two laps. The podium ceremony was Oliveira's third in less than three seasons in MotoGP.
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