Miguel Oliveira is flying to America for the next MotoGP round but his participation will depend on passing the fitness test.

Having injured himself in the opening round in Portugal after Honda’s Marc Marquez crashed into him, and subsequently missing the Argentina round, RNF Aprilia’s Oliveira is gearing up to fly out to the United States of America for Americas MotoGP round.

He participation, though, is subjected to passing the fitness test on Thursday. While Oliveira is taking the flight, the confirmation for Marquez and Ducati’s Enea Bastianini is yet to come, while Tech3 GASGAS has already confirmed Jonas Folger for the weekend.

“I’m obviously excited and happy to be able to fly to Texas,” Oliveira said. It was annoying for me to miss the grand prix in Argentina, now I’m looking forward to the restart and working with the team. I’m curious to see how this bike behaves on the track in Austin.

“COTA hasn’t been an easy track for me in the past, so I hope we can turn this situation around this year and start the weekend strongly. It would be nice if I could score points in the sprint and in the race on Sunday.  That would also be very important after the three zeros in the last three competitions. Overall, I’m really excited about the coming weekend,” summed up Oliveira.

UPDATE: Oliveira has been declared fit by the FIM doctors at COTA.

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