New gear­box helps Scot’s team hit top

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

Mcphee says his suc­cess is largely down to a new gear­box on his Peu­geot-branded Mahin­dra ma­chine. He re­ceived it two rounds ago at Sach­sen­ring and it has helped rev­o­lu­tionise the ma­chine’s per­for­mance.

Built by English firm Nova, the new box fixes a re­cur­ring is­sue with the orig­i­nal part that saw the bike spon­ta­neously jump out of gear – and has brought with it a new­found con­fi­dence for the In­dian man­u­fac­turer’s 10 rid­ers.

“For con­fi­dence, the new gear­box helps mas­sively. In terms of lap times, we’ve seen al­ready that it doesn’t make a huge improvement, but we’ve all be­come much more con­sis­tent since. It’s one less thing to worry about now, and one less thing to go wrong.

“There might be one tenth of a sec­ond a lap in it, but over a race it works per­fectly ev­ery lap. It has an ef­fect, es­pe­cially in these races, and Nova has pro­duced a bril­liant box for us.”

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