Second row start in the #SpanishGP for John McPhee
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s Moto3 riders will start tomorrow’s SpanishGP from the second and third rows, after a tight qualifying session at Jerez. John McPhee will line up on the grid sixth.
After focusing on race pace yesterday, John knew he needed to end FP3 with a good lap to secure his place in Q2. The Scot had no trouble achieving this goal, posting the third fastest time of the session, and overall, in the final minutes – 1min 45.598secs. McPhee started the second Moto3 qualifying session of the day strongly, posting the third fastest time: 1min 46.185secs. John was unable to improve upon this time, opting to pull out of the final flying lap, but will still start from the second row of the grid tomorrow – sixth.
It’s been a solid day today and we’ve been able to focus a little bit more on our one-lap pace, to see what we can do on the time attack. After the good work that we did yesterday on the used tyre, it made my life quite a bit easier to have that stability and feeling of fresh rubber underneath me today, when it came to pushing for a quick lap. So I’m happy with the work done over the last two days. Starting from the front two or three rows is always the target, so to start from sixth is a great spot to start the race from tomorrow and I’m looking forward to the battle. Hopefully we can be there fighting at the front, we know Moto3 is always a tough race but I think we’re ready and prepared.