Mahindra's pole sitter Oliveira finishes fourth

Jun 30, 2013, 02:50 IST | IANS

Mahindra rider and pole sitter Miguel Oliveira crossed the finishing line in fourth place in the Moto3 Championship on Saturday.

The Portuguese teenager, who started from his and the MGP3O’s first pole position, had the consolation of a lap record at the classic circuit. It came during a sustained long battle, with five riders inches apart from start to finish, and the result in doubt until the exit from the final corner.

Spanish team-mate Efren Vazquez was 12th, playing a strong role in a ten-strong group going back and forth for a possible ninth place.  The result moves Oliveira closer to fifth overall, also improves Mahindra’s close third in the constructors’ championship. 

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