John McPhee takes 11th spot on Brno grid from complex qualifying
Today’s qualifying for Moto3 at Brno was a complex affair, with compromised runs resulting from rapidly changing weather conditions and a mid-session red flag.
Having started with cloudy and windy conditions, rain started two laps in – only to be followed by warmer, drying conditions later into the session. On top of that a red flag and a restart to Qualifying resulted in something of a lottery for all the riders, with much congestion to add to the mix.
Young Brit John McPhee came out of it with 11th spot on the grid – with a final lap of 2m 08.542s. The red flag scuppered first of John’s hot laps while he was running P22 on timesheet. The session resumed in sunshine with time for an out lap plus two or three quick laps only.
Whilst frustrated by the session itself, John is happy he has good pace and will be looking for a strong start to make the bets advantage of the situation in the morning.
“I am really happy with the 11th position. We were really unhappy with the weather and than the red flag. Than I was a little bit worried get into the last lap, to stay back in 20th position. So I had a good last lap, even that there was a lot of traffic, because everybody at the end was going a little bit crazy. But I am happy to be on the front group. Tomorrow is race day. I hope to have a good start and will see what happens than.”