John McPhee happy with Valencia opening practice sessions
It was a promising first day of the Valencian GP for team SAXOPRINT RTG.
John has clear goals for this weekend – he wants to finally bag his first Moto3 podium
The first session started very well. Both SAXOPRINT RTG riders immediately found a good rhythm and slotted into the top positions on the times sheet. At the end of the session teammate Efren was 4th fastest and John occupied 6th place.
Things looked very different in the afternoon session. Rins, who had only come in as 14th in the morning, finished ahead of McPhee.
But with positions 9 and 10 both SAXOPRINT RTG riders still made the top ten. The team can be happy with this result.
Tomorrow however, both riders need to find those extra seconds to be able to achieve their goals for the race on Sunday.
Today I am happy. We did a lot of laps alone and the rhythm is very good. The bike is feeling good. So overall we’re looking forward to the rest of the weekend. I hope we can finish the last race as strong as the last couple of weeks.