Disappointing end to a good 2019 for John McPhee in Valencia

John McPhee in action at the Gran Premio de la Comunitat in Valencia.

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Oban Moto3 rider John McPhee had a disappointing end to his 2019 Moto3 World Championship campaign at last weekend’s Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana, with John unable to finish the shortened 15-lap race after being involved in a multi-rider collision at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

John made a strong start after the restart and was able to immediately get stuck into the battle for the top 10 as the race got under way again – until another rider highsided in front of him, leaving him with nowhere to go. Unable to rejoin, he was thankfully left unhurt in the four-bike tumble.

However, despite the fall, the World Championship standings see John end the season in fifth overall and, combined with teammate Sasaki’s 20th, means the team finish the year fifth in the teams’ championship as well as helping Honda take victory in the constructors’ championship.

The 2020 Moto3 World Championship season will get under way with the Qatar Grand Prix on March 8, 2020, with Khairul Idham Pawi joining John later this week at the Circuito Jerez for their first pre-season test.