Strong sixth place finish for John in the #AustralianGP
The weekend at the Phillip Island Circuit ended with a good team result for the Max Sterilgarda outfit, as John McPhee crossed the finish line in sixth place, after getting the fastest lap, with teammate Ayumu Sasaki in fourth.
John showed in Australia showed what he’s made of in the race, he was very fast, exhibiting a great comeback. He started very well from the sixteenth position and after a few corners he moved into twelfth position. 1’36.886 is the fastest lap of the race, which John got on lap eight, time very close to the track record. He fought in the second group and for a few thousandths he missed the fifth position. After the high side on Friday, John did not lose heart and, without making any mistake, on a track that in the early laps was quite tricky, he brought home very important points for his ranking. For the Scottish rider this sixth place is the second-best result of 2022, after the fifth place in the opening race.
JOHN MCPHEE :
“After the weekend we had so far I think P6 is definitely a good step in the right direction. Finally I was able to enjoy riding the bike again in the race. It has been a tough weekend, probably one of the most difficult for me this year. I just felt completely lost throughout all the weekend with the bike and the feeling. I was not really making progresses, finally in qualy we made a good step with the rear. In the race I was determined to finish at my absolute maximum. This is my favourite track and I gave everything I had today, To get a good result. I hope that in Malaysia I can have a good feeling from FP1 onwards.”