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By British Talent Team

Back in the saddle: British Talent Team ready to race

McPhee in gear for the first race of the year

The flag is finally about to drop on the inaugural MotoGP™ weekend for the British Talent Team, so it's time to brew up, sit back and get ready for another jaw-dropping season of Moto3™.

After a solid preseason of private tests in Valencia and Jerez followed by the two Official Tests, BTT rider John McPhee is well prepared to get out on track for the first showdown of the year - despite some interruptions from the weather during testing.

First up is the 5.4km long Losail International Circuit, which has six left-handers and 10 right. The longest straight is just over a kilometer long.

McPhee was 12th in the final Official preseason outing at the track, and the Scotsman is confident of good pace and results as the season gets into gear. Qatar also saw the British Talent Team rider take a top five in 2015, which could prove a good omen ahead of the season opener.

Moto3™ are first out under the floodlights, with the British Talent Team on track for FP1 on Thursday 23rd March at 18:00 local time (GMT +3), and the race set for Sunday 26th at 18:00 local.

John McPhee: “After the team presentation, private testing and then the Official Tests in Jerez and at Qatar, I'm definitely ready for the first race! Despite some of the bad weather we had during testing, I think we’ve done a good job all together as a team preparing for the season. I’ve said that fighting at the front this year is my target, so that’s what we’ll be aiming for in Qatar. This is the best preseason I’ve had in Moto3 so far and I’m eager to get going and see what we can do.”

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