John retains fourth place in championship despite disappointment in Spanish Grand Prix
BRITISH Talent Team rider John McPhee had a troubled qualifying session for the Spanish GP, but the Connel rider shot up from a P25 starting position to fight his way past half the field and lead the second group.
Fighting hard with riders around him and on course for another points finish, McPhee then suffered a lowside crash and out of contention at turn one, retiring from the race soon after.
The Scot retains fourth position in the championship, with the aim now to cut the gap and gain a big points haul in Le Mans at the French GP.
After the race John said: ‘It was a difficult weekend all round and definitely one to forget. I’ve had more or less good pace all weekend and that was backed up in the race only being 0.2 from the fastest lap. However, from a mixture of bad luck and a few mistakes I didn’t finish in the way we wanted.
‘ We will regroup from what we have learned and come back much stronger in Le Mans on May 21.’
John McPhee in action during the Spanish Grand Prix.