Lack of speed and further technical troubles scupper John’s Le Mans fightback hopes

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Round five of the Moto3 series were accompanied by stable weather with dry conditions this weekend in France. During the race, conditions were similar to the previous days so it was just up the riders to took benefit from their work done during days of practice.

John McPhee was lacking speed from the very first moment in order to recover from P25 on the grid. Although, the young Scotsman run into additional troubles from halfway point of the race as his bike lost some cooling water which did affect his view.

However, both John and teammate Alexis Masbou showed their fighting spirit throughout the entire race, particularly when they battled each against in the later stages of the race.

The championship continues in two weeks with the Italian round at the magnificent Mugello circuit, located in the beautiful landscape of the Tuscany region.

#17 John McPHEE – 20th (World Championship position18th, 9 points):
“Of course, it was a difficult race for me. However, we managed to improve the bike’s setting and the overall feeling. To be honest, I’m quite happy about this but we had too many technical issues today like the gearbox coming out and losing cooling water from halfway point of the race. This was covering my visor so it was difficult to know how safe the bike was as well as it was difficult to push 100 percent too. In the end I had a fun race with Alexis but we were unlucky not to finish in the points. Anyway, we learned from this and now we have a good setting, going to Mugello and try there to improve further.”

Source: Peugeot MC SAXOPRINT