McPhee back at the sharp end in Mugello

The Oban Times - - Sport -

BRI­TISH Tal­ent Team rider John McPhee has been on it all week­end at Mugello, and af­ter start­ing from pole for the Gran Premio d’Italia Oak­ley the Scots­man kept calm in the huge front group of the Moto3 race to take a solid sixth place.

With the times screens al­most in­verted each time over the line, it was a group of more than 20 rid­ers slip­stream­ing their way around the Au­to­dromo del Mugello, and McPhee kept calm to pull some im­pres­sive moves and stay right up in con­tention.

The Con­nel rider’s sixth place was only four tenths off the win in the in­cred­i­bly tight fin­ish, with the Bri­tish Tal­ent Team back in the bat­tle and ready for the Cata­lan GP next week­end.

John said: ‘That has to be one of the most en­joy­able races ever, although the re­sult wasn’t quite what I was aim­ing for.

Luck

‘I’m not re­ally a be­liever in good or bad luck but to be in the cor­rect po­si­tion go­ing into the last lap had a lot to do with luck to­day.

‘The most im­por­tant thing is that I fin­ished in front of nearly all of my cham­pi­onship ri­vals and closed the gap at the front. It’s nice to be back at the sharp end.’

John McPhee, No 17, leads the pack dur­ing the Ital­ian Grand Prix in Mugello.

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