DNF for John in #EmiliaRomagnaGP
There was disappointment for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing at the second Moto3 race of the year at Misano, with John McPhee crashing out of the Gran Premio Made in Italy e dell’Emilia Romagna on lap 9.
A steady start from 12th saw John drop down to 15th in the opening corner, but he managed to recover two places by the end of the first lap. Battling hard with those around him, the Scot found himself slipping backwards as the race unfolded. Unfortunately the race came to an early end for John, after a Turn 1 crash on Lap 9. He leaves Misano 13th in the riders’ standings with 72 points.
John will now have a two-week break before the final two rounds of the season get underway, starting with the Grande Prémio do Algarve (5-7 November).
DNF (+15 laps)
It’s been a tough weekend. I was laying in bed all day Friday thinking that I wouldn’t be able to ride, so I was really happy that I could swing my leg over the bike yesterday. I was struggling in the first couple of laps today, not feeling 100%, and maybe it would have been better to stop then. I don’t know what happened with [Riccardo] Rossi but I hope he’s okay and I definitely didn’t mean to make contact. After that I was struggling with the front and unfortunately Turn 1 caught me out: The crash was my mistake. It was a difficult weekend but at least I’m starting to feel better and we’ll definitely come back stronger for Portimao.