The German Grand Prix of MotoGP is the ninth race of the season and takes place on Sunday at the Sachsenring circuit.

“It is an even shorter circuit than that of Assen [in Holland, where the previous race was held],” he said in statements released by the press office of the TECH3 team.

“I look forward to racing there because I believe we can be competitive.”

Oliveira finished the Dutch GP in 13th place, the second best result of the season, adding three points in the championship, where he is in 18th place.

“This track is short [3,671km] and has many curves on the left, but I believe we can make a good performance, especially after we have shown great potential in terms of speed last weekend at Assen,” he said.

“I hope to continue this good work.”

Oliveira climbed the Sachsenring podium in 2017 when he was second in the Moto2 race. He also counts on two fourth places (2013 in Moto3, and 2018 in Moto2) and three withdrawals (2011, 2014 and 2016) and a 19th place (2012).

After eight races of the MotoGP World Championship, Oliveira adds 15 points in his debut season in the main class, just four points from 15th place, Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo.