MotoGP KTM already announced Jack Miller and explained why: Miguel Oliveira sent his dad to other teams for negotiations and we saw suspicious pictures online

If there is one thing that KTM hates more than anything and even less than others in MotoGP, it is to get over it. We went through this situation with Raul Fernandez who made no secret of his ties to Yamaha envoys, Razlan Razali at the front who offered him a business meeting dinner. The result was a hasty announcement, in the middle of a Grand Prix session, of his arrival on the RC16 for the following season. He appreciated the two Tech3 pilots of the time, Lecuona and Petrucci,… Today, history seems to be repeating itself with Miguel Oliveira who, by showing that he is looking for a future outside the brand for which he won four Grand Prixes in MotoGP, may now have to Finding one really…

Announcement Jack Miller at KTM for two years, from 2023 to 2024, in an off-peak time in terms of number of listeners on a weekend. The timing was surprising, but when you know the context with Miguel Oliveiraand to evaluate the culture KTM In this type of file, the surprise is relative. Because we never force our choices on KTM. KTM always keeps the lead.

case Raul Fernandez Trapped in his first contacts with Yamaha It must be remembered in case Miguel OliveiraAnd the KTM Puts it down, with the formalization of Jack MillerContract Tech3 To register in front of you, or checkout voucher. But the Portuguese will not be able to go see the rivals, tell himself that he has the initiative and that he can take lessons from his boss at any time on the field, beer pit.

He explains the latter by giving atmospheric revealing elements: If I notice a driver talking to another team boss, I’m jealous. If he sees me talking to another pilot, this will be interpreted as betrayal of some kind. It’s not nice because we don’t want to wonder what we’ve already achieved together. To keep things calm in the team, you better keep your drivers. Then you have everything under control and you can work together in the future “. Yes but : ” My job is to negotiate with the best in the ring who will be free for the new season. It’s exhausting because it’s a bit like cheating “.

in home KTMWe can Miguel Oliveira Which strengthened the brand’s track record. But the Portuguese are not easy. beer pitonce again, reveals the totality of motorsport: ” He has won the MotoGP Grand Prix four times and this is an important component of our entire project. But he is also very sensitive. We know that. We try to give it a rule that makes driving easier. When everything goes into place and Miguel has one of his good days, he’s unbeatable. He succeeds in everything. We see bike corners and lagging braking points that we haven’t seen before in the data. But if all is not well, we are on the other side of the list of results. Of course it makes us think “.

KTM: ” We made a fair offer for Miguel Oliveira, and we’d really like him to stay

It is necessary to re-comment the team manager to this evaluation Guidoti At arriving Jack Miller : ” Like Brad Bender, Jack is a pure runner: It will find the limits and max of any condition and any package and will “look up” them to get the result which is a rather rare quality “…everything has been said.

keep itolivera He has the option to stay in the Austrian family by finding a team Tech3 He won his first two races in this category. reasonable suggestion that beer pit I was surprised to see the Portuguese expelled: Before Mugello, I tried to talk to Miguel to tell him that these conversations with Miller were going on. I wanted to be fair. Miguel is a friend of mine and also from the team. It should stay that way – no matter what “.

So I made him an offer to Tech3 and also offered him a higher salary. I really wanted to avoid him coming to Mugello and saying: “My team, friends and family took another driver and kicked me out.” “We had a choice until May 31, which we could have bought. Then, according to the contract, he had to drive our car, regardless of any of the four places. But we didn’t do it on purpose because we have a good relationship with Miguel. So I thought we made him a fair offer. We didn’t take the option but made him a new offer. We would really like him to stay with KTM. But I don’t know if we still have a chance “.

beer pit keep sorry for thatolivera This proposal was taken as a reduction of his position in KTM : ” I wasn’t expecting it like this because we now have eight of our employees at Tech3. He himself won two races with Herve Poncharal. We didn’t consider this a bias at all, we want to strengthen this team. Our goal is still to have four equivalent factory bikes. He certainly didn’t take it as a compliment, but he was disappointed that we wanted to discuss if he was driving for another team.. Then he isolated himself somewhat and sent his father to other teams to negotiate “.

An initiative that served as a wake-up call: As per his management, his father, nothing has been signed yet and he wants to talk to us. But we also saw suspicious photos on the internet ‘, announced beer Referring to a meeting between oliveraAnd the ducati and the team grissini Which is the satellite team, let’s remember. We are there. But given the atmosphere and strong personalities, the relationship between them KTM And the olivera Seems to come to an end…


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