John signs off difficult Mugello weekend with 23rd in the race
Marvellous weather and fully packed grandstands where the accompanies of the series round six at the magnificent Mugello circuit surrounded by the green treed Tuscany landscape. Unfortunately, the team’s riders couldn’t really enjoy these awesome atmospheres.
John McPhee rode a brave race but unfortunately the Scotsman was left without any honours. Whilst a massive group fighting for victory at the fast and flowing Italian track, up to 25 riders separated by just three seconds, John wasn’t able to catch the last end of it, playing around with some other riders at the far end of the field throughout the entire distance.
Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT is very eager to keep working hard, hoping for some development coming from the Peugeot factory soon. As a part of its development programme sees a one-day test tomorrow at the same venue.
Followed by this private testing, in which many teams of the Moto3 world series take part, the championship continues after a one-and-a-half-week beak at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, just around the corner of Catalunya’s amazing capital Barcelona.
#17 John McPHEE – 23rd (World Championship position -22nd, 9 points):
“Overall it was a really difficult weekend for me and it’s hard to accept the speed we are at the moment. I tried everything, I gave more than 100 percent but to find a lap time, to be competitive with, it didn’t come. All in all, it’s a difficult thing for me to accept because two years ago I was fighting for the win here in Mugello and I was one of the fastest rider out there all weekend long but today I was riding at the opposite end of the field, fighting nearly for 30th position. I’m not happy about this but I also know that we’ve work to do and I’m sure if the team continues to working hard together and we continue in the best way we can then we can prepare well for the next race starting with tomorrow’s test here in Mugello to which I really look forward.”
Source: Peugeot MC SAXOPRINT