Testing goes well for John McPhee
IT HAS been a busy time for Peugeot MC Saxoprint rider John McPhee as he tested and evaluated the all-new gearbox brought by the Mahindra engineers for the very first on-track trial in Barcelon
It was decided to take part in the Barcelona round for the Moto3 World Junior World Championship in which the next generation of grand prix riders is educated, but it was also a welcome opportunity for Peugeot Motocycles Saxoprint and Mahindra to test at the same venue as the Catalan grand prix.
For this test appearance it was decided that John would race the updated Peugeot Moto3 machine. Hot temperatures, particularly in the afternoon and the duration of four days riding the bike starting on the Thursday till Sunday, including two races in one day, made it a tough task for the well-trained McPhee.
But the findings were even more positive as in particular the development gearbox has proven faultless over the course of four days’ racing at the demanding Barcelona circuit.
John in next in action on Sunday in the TT Assen World Championship race in the Netherlands.