John re­tains fourth place in cham­pi­onship de­spite dis­ap­point­ment in Span­ish Grand Prix

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

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.

John McPhee.

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