John’s bad luck continues at Jerez

John McPhee's frustrating start to the 2021 season continued at the weekend.

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It was a frustrating Moto3 race for Oban’s John McPhee after he crashed on the opening lap of the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez last Sunday.

John had a good launch off the line from sixth, before losing a couple of places into the first corner. Finding himself back in the pack as the first lap unfolded, he was unable to mount a podium challenge after his race came to a premature end following a highside on the exit of Turn 7.

After the race John said: ‘We’ve had zero luck at the start of this season. We’ve had the speed and been there in most of the sessions, but it just hasn’t gone our way on race day.

‘Although the first two races weren’t my fault, I have to admit this one was. Turn 7 has caught a lot of guys out this weekend and it got me on the first lap today.

‘It’s a shame to finish this way as we were looking strong, but it’s one of those things and we’ll look to reset and come back better in Le Mans on May 16.

‘Our championship position at the moment is not where we should be, but there are still a lot of points available so we’ll dig deep and try to get as many as possible.’