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Hats off! McPhee takes maiden pole for the BTT

First ever pole for the British Talent Team in the #ArgentinaGP

It never rains, it pours – or puns to that effect! After a podium first time out for the British Talent Team, John McPhee has done it again at Termas de Rio Hondo – taking a first ever pole position for the team; his third.

Racing was underway early but this time against the sky, as the field took to the track to set an early fast lap in case the weather changed – and change it did. McPhee, timing it to perfection, set his best lap just ahead of the final charge – leaving the grid to fight the damp conditions and few able to improve.


Free Video: McPhee's pole lap from the #ArgentinaGP

The Scotsman’s best lap was a 1:49.094 – set on lap 10 of 14 and 0.154 ahead of a late charge from Nicolo Bulega.

The 21 lap race at Termas de Rio Hondo begins at 13:00 local time (GMT -3) on Sunday, with McPhee ready to fight at the front once again.

John McPhee: "I'm really happy with the weekend so far and to claim my first pole position of the year in what is actually the first official qualifying session this season. My pace has been strong from free practice one and I'm able to manage the tyres really well. I did my fastest lap with 10 lap old tyres so this gives me a lot of confidence going into what should be a really exciting race tomorrow. Really good job from all my team and HRC!"

Moto3™: McPhee takes Pole Position in Termas de Rio Hondo