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Marc Marquez's overtaking attempt was 'a bit ambitious', says Miguel Oliveira

Motorcycle Sports logo Motorcycle Sports 26/03/2023 Fábio Fialho
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Miguel Oliveira says goodbye to the Portuguese Grand Prix with a retirement in the main race of the weekend. Starting fourth, the man from CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team placed himself first and while he was in the race he was always able to fight for victory.

However, a clash caused by Marc Marquez put an end to the podium hopes that escaped on the last lap of the sprint race. Here is what Oliveira told Sport TV:

- The incident itself is quite easy to explain. It was an overtaking attempt on Marquez's part, a bit ambitious, he didn't have room to stop; he avoided the rider in front of him who was [Jorge] Martin and ended up on me. It is what it is.

Questioned about it being frustrating to end the weekend in this way, the #88 considered: 'A lot, because... it's even more frustrating when we know we can have a good weekend and a good result. As I said yesterday I wanted to start better for this race, make a good start and I had a good start. I put myself first, I did the opening lap first. When [Francesco] Pecco [Bagnaia] passed me, I knew I still had some room for improvement because until then I had tyres with a little low pressure, I had to put the bike a little warmer, but... too inglorious to have this race over so soon, with so much expectation that was generated, with so much support that I had and have had is very inglorious'.

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