John McPhee finishes 18th in British Grand Prix at Silverstone
Teams and riders were greeted by typical drizzle for England this early morning before the weather situation improved significantly. However, the track’s conditions were mostly wet during warm up.
John McPhee left the line in a solid way but was early stuck in the first group following the leading group in which were up to 15 riders fighting for victory today. After that, McPhee tried all race distance long to break away from his competitors in order to catch the last points scoring positions, but due to lack in front feeling he wasn’t able to push harder. John crossed the line in 17th position finally.
This busy stage of the championship continues with the next race in just seven days at the Italian circuit in Misano.
#17 John McPHEE – 18th (World Championship position 17th, 45 points):
“Well, I’m disappointed for sure because I felt there is much more potential for the race. But after starting from 17th position on the grid it was difficult for me to move forward. The front feeling wasn’t so good and already during the early stages of the race I had big moments where I almost crashed sometimes. It took a while to lap with a decent pace and in the end I felt really strong but I was fighting in a big group and it wasn’t possible to break away. So we learned our lessons from this as we had an up and down weekend here in Silverstone. But most important we had some really strong sessions too what we’ll take over to Misano next week.”
Source: Peugeot MC SAXOPRINT