PORTIMAU, Portugal: Miguel Olivera will start his home Portuguese Grand Prix right in front of the grid after emerging the fastest to qualify for claiming his first Moto GP pole.
Portuguese KTM-Tech3 riders will join Portomau in the front row of the season through Franco Morbedale and Australian Jack Miller.
Joan Mir hopes to reap the rewards after claiming a world title last week, but has failed to succeed in the Q2, which sets the front line for make-up.
“Every time I’m on the circuit, I feel better and better, and it’s great to see my first pole in Portugal,” said Oliveira, winner of the Styrian Grand Prix.
Sunday’s race, held in front of empty stands due to epidemics, gives Morbedale a chance to finish second behind Mir at the World Championships.