The Portuguese racer dedicated his victory to his family. However, his statement to dedicate the first podium at Mandalika Circuit to one of Lombok's hotel employees named Risman caught the public's attention.
"I promise my kids to bring a trophy from Indonesia," said Miguel Oliviera on the Trans7 Twitter account.
"Oh, I also dedicate this podium to Risman (the hotel employee), that has helped me a lot throughout my time here [in Lombok]. I dedicate this to him," he added.
In the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP series, Miguel Oliveira made a good start by immediately shooting to the 3rd position from the 7th position in the first round. In the second round, he then led the race. It's known the Mandalika Circuit was wet due to the rain.
Miguel had to withstand the onslaught of Jack Miller for a while, but eventually, he escaped from the Australian Ducati team and has succeed to get away from the rest of the racers behind him.
Meanwhile, Jack Miller repeated the same history as 2021 MotoGP where his performance declined at the end of the lap until Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco preceded him.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Juara MotoGP Mandalika, Miguel Oliviera Dedikasikan Podium kepada Risman Pegawai Hotel di Lombok".
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