Moto2: Miguel Oliveira scores third race victory of the season for KTM

Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) gave KTM their third ever race victory for 2017 with their latest win in Valencia.

Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) settled for second after struggling for tyre grip towards the end of the race.

Oliveira’s team mate, Brad Binder, recovered brilliantly by finishing in third after struggling with gear shifts in the first few opening laps.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo squad closed off their 2017 Moto2 efforts with a bang thanks to Miguel Oliveira who finished the last race of the season with a super race win. Starting from fourth position, the 22 year old rider from Portugal has awarded KTM with three race victories in their first ever year in the Moto2 race series.

Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) settled his Moto2 racing career with yet another podium finish after a long battle with several riders including the pole sitter and team mate, Alex Marquez. After a strong start in the early parts of the race, the 22 year old Italian and of course the 2017 Moto2 World Champion struggled with tyre grip towards the end of the race. Morbidelli settled of second in the last Moto2 race before graduating to MotoGP for 2018.

The other Red Bull KTM rider and Moto2 rookie Brad Binder managed to salvage the final podium spot after struggling for the first few laps of the race. According to 22 year old South African rider himself, he kept missing  gear shifts for the first eight laps of the race but managed to recover brilliantly by the time he crossed the chequered flag.

Malaysia’s very own Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) also gave quite a brilliant race in Valencia where he finished the race in P6. Starting from P11, the 23 year old Malaysian fought with the best and at one point was sitting in P5. Overall, Hafizh Syahrin closed off his 2017 Moto2 efforts with 106 points putting him in the top ten of the world’s best riders of the intermediate class.

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