John takes an impressive 20th in positive Moto2 debut at the #AragonGP
John McPhee ended a positive Moto2 debut at MotorLand Aragon today in 20th position – praised by Johan Stigefelt, Team Director.
Deputising for Jake Dixon and making his Moto2 debut, John experienced a difficult start and found himself dropping from 29th to 32nd on the opening lap. Working hard to try to stay with the back of the pack, the Scot made steady progress in what became a race of attrition. Although John found himself adrift of the main field, he was able to enjoy battles with other riders and won a drag race to the line to claim a credible 20th place at the chequered flag.
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing will now head directly to Misano for the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, which takes place next weekend (17-19 September).
Honestly I’ve enjoyed this weekend so much. It’s been such a steep learning curve for me but I feel like we’ve made really good progress throughout the three days. The race was a big experience for me. I wanted to be stronger at the start because I thought there were one or two guys that I could stick with but, with the full fuel tank and my lack of experience, I pushed the front a little too much and had a few warnings. So I relaxed into it, thought about gaining the experience and made sure I didn’t crash, while learning lap after lap. I was able to go faster at the end of the race and I just really enjoyed the weekend. I want to say a big thank you to the team for giving me this opportunity.