John takes solid seventh in chaotic #BritishGP – less than a second from victory
Today’s British GP Moto3 round was a crazy race in which John was a protagonist from the beginning, fighting for a good part of the race for the leading positions. John crossed the line in seventh place, after starting from tenth position.
At the start, the British rider did not have a great momentum, so that after a few corners he found himself thirteenth. With great speed John recovered many positions, crossing in ninth postion the finish line of the first lap. Continuing his recovery, John during the fifth lap took the second position.
The long straights of the Silverstone Circuit had the effect of keeping the whole group together, so much so that on lap nine the leading group consisted of twenty-one drivers. Obviously, this meant that there were many changes in front, even during the same lap. John started the last lap in seventh position and after a few corners he moved to fourth position, fighting hard for the podium. His race ended in seventh place and with the third fastest time of the race, exactly 2’11.178.
JOHN MCPHEE :
“To finish my home GP less than one second from the victory is not a bad result, but at the same time, I am a little bit disappointed, because I felt like I had the speed to fight for the podium. We did everything great and I think we were very very very close. I am happy with my speed, the bike and the work my team did. I was able to show my speed in many laps of the race and I was able to do some good overtaking.On this track with so many long straights, there were lots of riders with different speeds, so the race was 1 to 1.5 seconds more slowly than necessary. In the end it was a great battle. In the last corner of the last lap I was in P4, I closed the door to try and charge to P3, but I was set from one rider from behind, so that is the reason why I lost three places on the last corner. Anyway I gave my 100% and this was the best result possible today. We will continue with this speed. There are lots of tracks coming where there are not so many long straights. With the good feeling and the good setting we have with the bike and with the way I am riding, we will demonstrate our speed. We will look forward to some nice results coming.”