Test­ing goes well for John McPhee

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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