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John McPhee ended Moto2 debut at MotorLand, Aragon, on Sunday, in 20th position.
The Oban racer was praised by Johan Stigefelt, PETRONAS Sprinta Racing team director.
Deputising for Jake Dixon and making his Moto2 debut, John experienced a difficult start and found himself dropping from 29th to 32nd on the opening lap. Working hard to try to stay with the back of the pack, the Scot made steady progress in what became a race of attrition.
Although John found himself adrift of the main field, he was able to enjoy battles with other riders and won a drag race to the line to claim a credible 20th place at the chequered flag.
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing will now head directly to Misano for the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, which takes place next weekend, September 17-19.