McPhee ready to get set and go at the #FrenchGP

2017-05-17 12:08
British Talent Team rider John McPhee suffered an early exit at the Spanish GP, but after a strong run of podiums and points in the opening three races of the year, the Scotsman is ready to get back on track for round five at the French GP.

Le Mans is a track most characterised by hard braking – with five left-handers and nine right - with the longest straight a mere 674m. The Bugatti circuit is 4.2km long, and is one of the most historic venues on the MotoGP™ calendar.

The weather is often a factor at the French GP, with many of the races since it permanently joined the calendar in 2000 affected by rain. McPhee has a previous top ten at the venue to add to his impressive form in the dry so far in 2017, as well as well-known wet weather prowess that could bode well ahead of Le Mans.

Currently fourth in the Championship, McPhee will be pushing for another good haul of points in France as the lights go out at 9:00 (GMT +2) on Friday for FP1, with the Moto3™ race set for 11:00 local time on Sunday.
John McPhee: "I'm looking forward to getting back on track in France, and getting back some of our momentum from the first few races after a more difficult GP in Spain. This year Le Mans has a new track surface, which will be a question mark for everyone, and the weather is always tough to predict in France - so adaptation could be key. We'll try to stay focused, manage the weekend as best we can and concentrate on getting a good haul of points again - whether it's wet or dry."

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