Local favourite Oliveira wins Portuguese MotoGP race

22 November 2020 - 17:19 By Reuters
Miguel Oliveira of Portugal and Team KTM Tech 3 won the MotoGP of Portugal at Algarve Motor Park on November 22, 2020 in Portimao, Portugal.
Miguel Oliveira of Portugal and Team KTM Tech 3 won the MotoGP of Portugal at Algarve Motor Park on November 22, 2020 in Portimao, Portugal.
Image: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images

KTM Tech 3 rider Miguel Oliveira dominated his home MotoGP race from start to finish to win the season-ending Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao's Algarve International Circuit on Sunday.

The Portuguese had started from pole after setting an all-time lap record at MotoGP's reserve track on Saturday and was flawless as he finished ahead of Pramac Racing's Jack Miller.

Petronas Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli finished third to seal second place in the riders' championship behind Suzuki's Joan Mir, who was forced to retire.

Ducati clinched the constructors' title.

SA's Brad Binder crashed out in the early laps but managed to hold onto enough championship points (87pts) to beat fellow contender, Alex Marques (74pts), to be officially crowned 2020 Rookie of the Year.


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