John McPhee qualifies eighth for Aragon GP

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Today was the Qualifying session for tomorrow’s Aragon GP at the spectacular Motorland Aragon circuit.

Already – yesterday’s practice day proved tough for the SaxoPrint-RTG squad to compete with the top riders.

There was a similar picture today in Qualifying. For a long time John and teammate Efren Vazquez were only midfield.

While the top riders continued to improve their times, unfortunately it was not possible for the riders of SAXOPRINT-RTG to go faster.

At the end of the session however John made a big step forward, and he was able to hold fifth spot for a long time.

In a fast lap of Jack Miller, a number of riders hung on his rear wheel and improved their times. John fell back to eighth, from where he will start tomorrow’s race.

John McPhee:
“I am happy today with the qualifying. We improved a lot. Overall the bike is feeling really good. And step by step we improve. I am feeling comfortable for the race tomorrow.”

Dirk Heidolf (Team Principal):
“I’m quite satisfied with the results from today, when you consider how close the times are. Our delay is not too large. I think we can be optimistic for tomorrow and will attack again.”

Source: RTG