MCPHEE AND SKIN­NER’S CHANCES TO SHINE

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Bri­tain has young blood in Grand Prix rac­ing al­ready. On the same day Cal Crutchlow broke the UK’S 35-yearold win­less streak in the pre­mier class, Scots­man John Mcphee, 22, also took his de­but GP vic­tory in the Moto3 class.

While Mcphee’s ten­ure in Moto3 has been tainted with mis­for­tune, he’s look­ing to step things up next year on a fac­tory Honda Moto3 bike in the new Bri­tish Tal­ent squad backed by Mo­togp or­gan­is­ers Dorna and run by the man who took Casey Stoner and Dani Pe­drosa to the high­est level of Grand Prix rac­ing, Al­berto Puig.

This new fac­tory team is Mcphee’s chance to shine. 2016 will be his fifth full Moto3 sea­son, and ar­guably his best shot on de­cent ma­chin­ery.

With Bri­tish Tal­ent be­ing a longterm project, MCN un­der­stands Rory Skin­ner has been told he could get a seat in the team – as it ex­pands to two rid­ers in 2018 – if he per­forms well in the 2017 Ju­nior World se­ries.

Mcphee took the Moto3 win at Brno in 2016

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