No spectators at motor racing events “sad”

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport, Motorsport · 26-03-2021 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (KTM) has stated that it is “sad news” that there will potentially be no spectators at either the Portuguese F1 Grand Prix or at the MotoGP, scheduled for 16 -18 April at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

“It is sad news, but a little expected,” said the Portuguese rider, in response to Lusa news agency, on the sidelines of the signing of the sponsorship renewal agreement with Cofidis.

The Almada rider said that he considers with “regret the lack of public at an event as prestigious as MotoGP”.

“These are the decisions of the Government that we will have to respect”, concluded Miguel Oliveira.

Newspaper Expresso reported that a government source informed the newspaper that, until the end of this period of uncertainty, events such as the MotoGP or Formula 1 Grand Prix “will not have an audience”.

The 2020 Portuguese GP, held on November 22, had no audience on the stands of the Portimão circuit.

At the time, Miguel Oliveira shone by taking pole position and victory, the second in his career in the premier category of the World Motorcycle Championship, in what was the last race of the season.

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