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Miguel Oliveira powers to poignant maiden MotoGP pole in Portugal

Miguel Oliveira will start his home Portuguese MotoGP race from pole position for the first time in the premier class after getting the edge over Franco Morbidelli in a fiercely contested qualifying session at Portimao. Check out the Crash MotoGP YouTube channel - CLICK HERE The first time MotoGP has turned a wheel at the Algarve circuit - as well as being the first MotoGP race to be held in Portugal since 2012 - Oliveira may have enjoyed a loftier than usual status among the pole position favourites coming into the qualifying by virtus of his local knowledge, but he still had to prevail over some tough competition all the same. While the absence of spectators had the effect of dampening...
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