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Miguel Oliveira swaps motorcycles for cars in September

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Miguel Oliveira will perform for the first time in a car race as a guest.

Miguel Oliveira will make his auto racing debut on the weekend of September 3rd to 5th. The Portuguese driver will take part in the 24-hour race in Barcelona, ​​serving the True Racing team, and will take part in an endurance race under the command of KTM X-BOW GTX, the new car of the Austrian brand. best known for motorcycle racing.

“I am very excited and proud to be able to participate in this race,” said Miguel Oliveira. “Motorcycle racing has always been a part of my life, but my career started with the Portuguese Kart Championship and therefore I always wanted to compete on four wheels,” said the KTM driver.

The X-BOW GTX is powered by an Audi 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engine. It weighs about 1048 kg and has 530 horses, which is much higher than what Oliveira is used to in MotoGP. The Portuguese driver drives an RC16 motorcycle that weighs about 157 kg and has 250 horsepower.

This is the first time that Miguel Oliveira has entered a car race and the Portuguese has won the MotoGP Grand Prix three times for Team KTM.

Miguel Oliveira is currently contested for the MotoGP World Championship, in which he is in eighth position with 85 points, having already registered a win (in Barcelona) and two runners-up (Italy and Germany) this season.

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Pioli ‘pulls’ Leao by the ears and says the Portuguese ‘must make a dash’

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Pioli 'pulls' Leao by the ears and says the Portuguese 'must make a dash'

FROMTefano Pioli, Milan coach, gave an interview on the Italian radio program Sky Calcio Club on Sunday in which he talked about Rafael Leao’s participation in the 2022 Mundial, a test in which the Portuguese striker was a replacement for Fernando Santos. ‘, indicating that he has been talking to his player over the past few days.

“If we talk? They have an obligation to call me at the end of the game. He is happy because Portugal is doing well. It is clear that he would like to play more. I can take advantage of this for a contract extension,” said Pioli, who also spoke about the Portuguese’s renewal process.

“He is fine with us and management and Rafael are talking. We are waiting for good news,” the Transalpine coach fired.

Looking at his player’s short playing time at this 2022 World Cup, Pioli admitted that Rafael Leau would like to have more playing time for the national team, but hinted that the Portuguese striker is not unhappy.

“If he plays a little? It’s hard to judge because Portugal has a very high quality team. Rafael is happy because Portugal is having a good World Cup, but there is a lot of quality and competitiveness in the attacking sector of the Portuguese team. “, – stressed the coach of the Italian, who also left a small warning to Rafael Leau.

“When you see him in training, you immediately understand that he has incredible potential. He has technique and speed that few others have. Over the course of a period, he had to develop and adapt to the reality at Milan, where the pressure is different from what he is. he was in Lille. It took time, but his potential to become a great player was always there. But he still needs to make the leap to become a champion because he can be even more decisive in the opponent’s zone,” he stressed.

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“If you think about Rafael from two years ago, he has made tremendous progress. He’s missing a few things, but he’s smart and approachable. I can give him all the ideas he wants, but his talent must be left free. should improve his heading, given his physique,” he concluded.

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Portugal, nuts and the Portuguese consumer: a successful trilogy

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Nuts have become part of a limited group of Portuguese agri-food sectors that manage to achieve much-desired food self-sufficiency. In the case of almonds it is 170% and in the case of chestnuts it is 116% in relation to the national consumption.

The value of Portuguese agricultural production in 2021 was 9.6 billion euros, representing a growth rate of 14.6% compared to 2020, and therefore it is fair to say that dried fruits today, with a production of 80,000 tons and exports reaching 100 million euros contributed. to this success.

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Ronaldo scores first goal in World Cup playoffs | international football

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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the top scorer in the history of the Portuguese football team, is still looking for the first stage goal to knock out the World Cups, with Switzerland, the next opponent in the 2022 World Cup, one of the last options.

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