John taken out by another rider’s crash recovers to 19th in Sachsenring

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Sadly and through no fault of his own, John McPhee’s race at today’s German GP was ruined at the first corner. The British rider very cleverly kept his distance at the first corner but, with an out-of-proportion and out-of-control move, another rider missed the braking and literally pushed him out. John managed to stay standing in the gravel, but started again last, after accumulating a large gap.

John did not lose heart and tried to go back up the group, trying to reach the points. Unfortunately, a great gap had accumulated, and did not allow him to achieve this result, and he closed the race in nineteenth position. A real shame for John who has no fault for what happened.

“It was a real shame for the race to be collected by the accident of some drivers in the first corner. Luckily I managed to avoid crashing, but I was taken to the gravel. When rejoining I was like more than 20 seconds from the guys in front, so it was a long race, but I am happy with myself because I pushed every single lap to try and remain consistent and fast and get a better understanding of the track. It is true that we did not have the easiest weekend trying to find a great feel, but with the impact the rear tyre was hit and even this did not make things easy. I think we can take the positives, indeed we were very consistent through the race and we also managed to work with the used tires really well. My laps even at the end were more or less like in the beginning, so consistency is there! We just need to improve in a few small areas so as to we can get the results we are working towards.”