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The Warm Up session today in Silverstone delivered such a promising start to the day. After modest results at yesterday’s practice day both riders could finish in the top 10 in the morning, John even at fourth position. 

Race start, at 2:30 pm local time. Once again, the first lap was fatal for the SAXOPRINT-RTG. This time it was Efren Vazquez, who crashed so early in the race by a contact with Kent. This way he lost important points for the championship. 

John starts directly after the start to pass one rider after the other. Already after 10 minutes he had claimed to eights position in front of his home crowd. Eight minutes before the end, John is ranked sixth, then back to 8. All 14 riders in the leading group are close together. The Scot is fighting in a large group. In the last lap he must unfortunately let pass some riders. With 11th position he just missed the Top 10.  

Efren Vazquez (Rider): 

“I tried to pass Kent. I touched his tire. I am sorry. But this sometimes happens when you finish start from the back. Now I want to forget this race and prepaire well the Misano race to come back fighting for the top. Sorry to my team. But I want to give my best in the next race. “

John McPhee (Rider): 

“Today in the warm up we made a good step forward on the bike. I felt happy. In the race We had to push really hard to get a good result. After the load two weeks I felt a little bit nervouse. I did not want to risk too much. To finish only 6 seconds behind the front is a really good progress. Now we can focus on the next race. “

Dirk Heidolf (Team Principal): 

“With the race of John I am very satisfied. He really fought well in the large group. You can see that he has good confidence. That gives him plenty of buoyancy. 

Whit Efren it was a shame that he collided with Kent. So we have to attack again in Misano. ” 

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Myanna Wedes

Myanna has an incredible grasp and knowledge of the sport in detail and continues to secure lead stories every week. She is in constant contact with team and rider media management. She is an admitted lawyer with two degrees and is currently writing a biography on Alan Jones MBE 1980 F1 World Champion. She is a fond lover of two wheel motorsport, predominantly MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.

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