John wiped out by another rider in first corner crash at Motegi

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Japan’s sunny autumn weather remained also for race day at the challenging Twin Ring Motegi to provide a spectacular competition in great conditions on Sunday morning. The Moto3 race was another great show by the wild youngsters racing on World Championship level.

After the team’s great qualifying performance delivered by Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT’s John McPhee who qualified for the sixth row on Saturday, expectations were high for the race. But sadly it was over before it had barely begun for John who was unlucky in turn one after the start when he was taken out by another rider who crashed in front of him.

The series is set to head to the next destination immediately with the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix scheduled in just one week.

#17 John McPHEE – DNF (World Championship position 19th, 48 points):
“I need to say sorry to my team because only of the hard work they did over the weekend to finish the race like this. Frankly, it wasn’t my fault as another rider crashed and there was no way for me to avoid him and we finished the race at the first corner. This was just a racing incident. So after this I just need to look forward to next week. Fortunately, that the next race is in one week and I’m already focussed on this. We were strong all weekend here in Japan and after a look on the lap times and everything I know I could do a good race today, which is annoying for sure. But anyway, as I said it was a race incident and I focus on the next races.”

Source: Peugeot MC SAXOPRINT