KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 -- Fresh from taking his first victory this season at the San Marino Grand Prix (GP) in Italy last week, Petronas Sprinta Racing rider, John McPhee is eager to maintain his good performance at the Misano World Circuit for this weekend’s Emilia Romagna GP.
The 26-year old Briton said he was delighted with the recent victory at the same circuit, and hope to emulate his winning momentum for the next race.
“With this next round of the championship also at Misano, we go into the event with a lot of confidence that we can have another strong result,” he was quoted as saying in the statement issued by the team, today.
“Of course, I gave myself a lot of work to do in qualifying, so I’ll be aiming for a better starting position this time! Let’s just wait and see what happens, but I’m excited to be going racing again,”added McPhee, who is currently in third place in the Moto3 World Championship standings with 92 points.
His teammate, Khairul Idham Pawi (KIP), meanwhile, is vying for a continued progress since making his return to track after undergoing a finger operation in Barcelona, Spain, last month.
Despite experiencing some pain due to the operation, the 21-year-old Malaysian rider was able to improve his lap times each session at the recent San Marino GP.
“The first Misano round did have some difficulties for me in getting used to the bike again, but I improved with every session, and I just need to ride more to get the feeling back,”he said.
“It is good to be at the same circuit again, as I know where I can improve here. Hopefully I will be better and we can have a good race,” said KIP, who is still without a single point after seven races.
The Emilia Romagna GP will start with the free practice session on Friday, followed by the qualifying session on Saturday, before the race proper on Sunday.
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