11th for John McPhee in season finale at Valencia
The final Moto3 race saw mixed fortunes for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing, with John McPhee ending the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana 11th and a DNF for his teammate.
It wasn’t the best of starts for John from 15th on the grid, with the Scot entering Turn 1 in 17th. After spending the opening laps battling those around him, he made his way back into the top-15 on lap 5. Keeping himself in the fight for the points-scoring places, John battled hard with those around him to reduce the gap to the leading group in the closing stages. Ultimately John crossed the line 13th, but was promoted to 11th due to other riders’ penalties.
It’s been an incredible three years with the team. We have had lots of great moments that we’ve enjoyed together, along with some tough ones. We’ll look back at the positives: we’ve had eight podiums, won a couple of races, had pole positions and been on front rows. Overall we’ve enjoyed success together. The past season has been the toughest, but we’ve still enjoyed some great moments, with the podium in Texas, and we’ve been fast in every race. It’s been a pleasure, I appreciate all the hard work from the guys and I wish them all the best in the future. Thanks again!