Moto GP: KTM's Oliveira powers to victory in Indonesia

Oliveira finished ahead of Yamaha's Quartararo, who started from pole, while Pramac Ducati's Johann Zarco came third.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Miguel Oliveira celebrates on the podium after winning the race.   -  REUTERS

KTM rider Miguel Oliveira put on a wet-weather masterclass and held off reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo in a close competition to win the Indonesia Grand Prix in Mandalika on Sunday as Moto GP returned to the country after a 25-year absence.

Oliveira finished ahead of Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo, who started from pole, while Pramac Ducati's Johann Zarco came third in the rain-delayed second race of the season.

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After the start was delayed repeatedly because of heavy rains, the race was reduced from 27 laps to 20 due to safety concerns caused by extreme track temperatures.

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