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Having secured a front row start in qualifying John McPhee’s Qatar GP unfortunately came to an early end in Losail on Sunday after being caught up in another rider’s incident on lap three.
John didn’t have the best of starts and found himself losing a couple of places off the line but soon recovered and was back in third during the opening lap. Pushing hard and staying with the leading group, his first race of the year was then brought to an early conclusion.
‘I felt good at the start of the race and in the first laps, it felt quite easy to stay within the front pack,’ he said.
‘It’s a shame for the race to finish so early due to someone else’s mistake, but it is what it is and we’ll come back fighting next week.’
The Losail circuit will also be hosting round two of the season, the Grand Prix of Doha, which will get underway this weekend, April 2-4.