Strong return from injury for John as he sets to work at Le Mans
An unusual weather for this French region delighted us during all free practices. In the FP2 the temperature on the ground reached 29 º C, thanks to a beautiful clear sky.
John McPhee made an excellent return to the track, finishing eleventh in Friday’s combined standings two months after his injury. In Free Practice 1 our rider managed to finish fourteenth, with a time of 1’43.528. During the afternoon session John completed fifteen laps, managing to improve on his best lap and obtaining a 1’42.732, with which he posted a gap to the leader of 1.052s. His best lap was initially cancelled, but in the afternoon the race management, looking carefully at the footage, gave John back his time.
JOHN MCPHEE :
“It has been so nice to be back, working together after such a long time. I felt quite comfortable on the bike in FP1, even though I was still a little bit uncomfortable in some areas. Overall I think we have done a good job! Wehave improved lap by lap and we managed to get a good time. It was a solid day 1 and I am happy with the progress. Now we have a night to sleep on it. Tomorrow we will continue to work hard.”