Positive start to Misano weekend for John McPhee
As expected, sunny skies with pleasant temperatures welcomed teams and riders for the opening day of the San Marino Grand Prix. Under good conditions and more important at a layout that the Peugeot Moto3 machine suite better than last time out in Silverstone, both riders in Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT were on the pace from the very first moment today.
Brno race winner John McPhee and his crew mainly were working for Sunday’s race in order to gain a fast and consistent pace for the distance. The 22-year-old rider from Scotland concluded this sunny Friday in 18th position overall.
Moto3 action at the Gran Premio di San Marino is set to continue with Saturday morning’s FP3 before the starting grid will be decided in qualifying at lunch time.
#17 John McPHEE, FP1: P25 – 1´45.212 (13/15) / FP2: P18 – 1´44.178 (10/15):
“Overall, not such a bad day to start in this way into the weekend. We managed to safe some tyres for tomorrow and that worked out according to our tyre plan. At halfway stage of FP2 when the tyres were more new I felt really strong and I was near the top at this point. But during the last laps we continued with pretty old tyres so we dropped down the order a little bit but I was able to lap consistently with my speed and my rhythm isn’t so bad. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”
Source: Peugeot MC SAXOPRINT