John McPhee qualifies eighth for Aragon GP
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.
“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.”