John McPhee injured in crash at Phillip Island, will miss Sepang

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Weather conditions improved for race day with lots of sun but it didn’t shine for John McPhee and the Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT team.

After qualifying for fourth position but starting from seventh spot on the grid due to a penalty, John got a brilliant start and even more he was able to set a blistering pace during the opening laps, involved in a great battle for the leading position before he crashed at Lukey Heights on lap six.

The race was stopped by red flags immediately. Two other riders involved in this accident escaped harmless.

John got first treatment trackside before he was transported to the Medical Center at the Phillip Island circuit where the doctors diagnosed a slight concussion and a broken thumb on his left hand.

Following the first examination McPhee was lifted to the St. Kilda Alfred Hospital in Melbourne for further checks and CRT.

John will miss the Malaysian Grand Prix in one week.