John McPhee qualifies 8th in Valencia

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Saturday was another strong day’s work at Valencia for John McPhee.

During FP3, John once again displayed a great performance. For most of the session he occupied place 9 or 10 but towards the end of the session he pushed himself into third place. His teammate Efren Vazquez completed the top ten with his tenth place finish.

In this afternoon’s qualifying session it was very important to try and make the best use of any slipstream to secure the front starting spots. Unfortunately John’s timing wasn’t quite right and he couldn’t replicate the success from the morning session. He finished in eight place, but once again ahead of his teammate in 9th place.

Tomorrow’s race will show whether John will be able to finish his season on the podium. Such a goal will be tough to reach but not impossible.

John McPhee
“This morning we found a good rhythm again. I felt really confident for qualifying. I managed to get a good time in the middle of the session. I was lucky, because on the last few laps I was not able to do a good time because there was too much traffic. At the beginning of the last lap Efren touched me and I went of the track. I am not really happy with my position but with a good start we will be able to fight at the top.”

Source: RTG