Host driver Miguel Oliveira (KTM Tech3) suddenly got the first pole in his career MotoGP with a record of 1 minute 38,892s (record at the Algarve).
He was just 0.044s higher than the winner of the previous leg, Franco Morbidelli with Jack Miller, who has the greatest chance of becoming the 10th winner this year, ranked 3rd.
Oliveira has a good start, holds No. 1 in the first turn and since then the home race has been his own “runway”. He performed too stable race pace and created a safe distance so he didn’t let the opponents behind have a chance.
As a result, he went to his second victory of the year emotionally at home and is the third driver beside the Petronas SRT duo to have more than 1 victory this season.
Second place is the battle between Morbidelli and Miller, the “main characters” 7 days ago. This time the Australian driver persisted in chasing the final meters and paid off last week’s race debt, beating the Italian driver and finishing the year with a fourth podium.
Morbidelli finished third and finished runner-up in 2020.
With Miller’s record, Ducati became the 2020 season championship producer (first since 2007), preventing Suzuki from winning the treble after they were crowned individual and team. Mir had to give up while Alex Rins finished 15th at the Portuguese GP, but remained third in the season.
In addition, this is the last race of some riders who will bid farewell to the tournament such as Cal Crutchlow or Andrea Dovizioso and others will come to a new team like Valentino Rossi, Miller, Pol Espargaro, etc.
The challenging 2020 season has officially ended with many interesting things and it will certainly be the prerequisite for the 2021 season that promises more surprise factors with the return of Marc Marquez.