Bittersweet Mugello race for John McPhee
Today’s Italian GP at Mugello proved a brief but exhilarating one for John McPhee’s fans as he slid off track on lap 6 after jumping up into the lead and battling between 1st and 4th for a handful of breathless laps.
Having started from 11th on the grid John immediately put himself into 7th on the back of the leading group, and subsequently took and amazing move along the inside of the main straight to put himself in first place by Turn 1.
He then spent the next couple of laps fighting for position within the top four and was looking on brilliant form before his bike slipped out from underneath him a handful of laps later
Whilst it was disappointing for the young Scot to have his hopes dashed so early on, he can certainly take comfort from such an intense and impressive piece of racing nonetheless. A short and bittersweet race, but hopefully a sign of more stellar racing to come.
“It is a shame that I made such a mistake. Sure I gained self-confidence today, but it annoys me anyway. It could be a good result. Now I have to look forward. Barcelona I like.”
John currently lies 14th in the Moto3 World Championship.