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13 days ago
By British Talent Team

Target acquired: McPhee aiming high in Argentina

One podium down, round two to go

It was a great weekend in Qatar for the British Talent Team, as John McPhee just missed the win and came home on the podium in the project’s debut race. With a bit of momentum now rolling, next up is the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina at Termas de Rio Hondo: the passion of Latin America.

The track is relatively new, and joined the MotoGP™ calendar in 2014. It’s 4.8km long, with five left-handers and nine right, and the longest straight is just over a kilometer – always an important statistic for the kings of slipstreaming in Moto3™.

McPhee is a fan of the venue and was seventh at the track last year after a stunning comeback from P28 on the grid - with the Scot looking to move even further forward this season. Low levels of grip often greet the paddock on arrival in Argentina and the weather is never guaranteed, so adaptation could well prove the key to success in the land of the tango.

John McPhee: "It was amazing to start the season with a podium and I think it showed what we can do. Now the goal in Argentina is to continue in this way and be competitive at the front! The track there can be quite low grip, certainly on Friday, and we'll have to see about the weather. It will be the same for everyone and a case of adapting the best we can. I like the track a lot and I'm just excited to ride my bike again. We have some momentum from Qatar, so we need to keep that and have another good weekend."

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