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McPhee: “We had nothing to lose”

McPhee: “We had nothing to lose”

Despite starting from pit lane, John McPhee was able to score his first World Championship podium during a frantic Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Prior to the race start, rain had filled the skies of Indianapolis but it was unclear if it would continue or halt. Drama filled the grid as all the riders of the Moto3™ World Championship attempted to choose a tyre to run. John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG) chose to change his wets for slicks, starting from pit lane as a result.

Even with a pit start, McPhee would quickly see himself with a huge advantage, the rest of the Moto3™ field forced to change tyres and spend upwards of 40 seconds in the pits. This granted the World Championship’s only Scottish rider a comfortable margin over his rivals, able to avoid unnecessary risk on his way to second. 2015 has so far been a tough season for McPhee and his RTG team, this podium should provide them with a much needed motivational boost.

John McPhee: “You know it was a team choice, we had nothing to lose from back in 18th place. We weren’t sure what was going to happen, if it was going to stay wet or have a dry line emerge so we said OK let’s gamble, put the slicks on. Absolutely delighted with the race.”

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Moto3, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, RAC, John McPhee, SAXOPRINT RTG

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