McPhee depend on home support in British GP

Last update: 22/08/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 -- Petronas Sprinta Racing Moto3 rider, John McPhee is banking on the home support for him to claim positive outcome in the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, this weekend.

The 25-year-old Briton said, he was fired up to do well in his own backyard after securing the podium finish at the recent Austrian Grand Prix.

"Silverstone is a track that I’ve had strong results at in the past and I’m more motivated than ever. The atmosphere will be amazing, and having everyone in the crowd cheering you on gives you a little bit more than your rivals. It fires me up and it’s a nice feeling!” he was quoted as saying in the statement issued by the team, today.

His teammate, Ayumu Sasaki of Japan, on the other hand, aimed to continue the improvement he had shown in the past few races, while hoping the weather conditions during the race day on Sunday would be good.

For the record, the 2018 British Grand Prix had to  be cancelled following a bad weather condition which hit England.

"Hopefully the weather is OK, because we still have work to do with our wet settings and we all know it can rain in England! I like Silverstone and I’ve been on the podium in both wet and dry in the Rookies Cup there, so hopefully we can make a good result happen on Sunday," added the 18-year-old rider who claimed his maiden pole position at the Germany Grand Prix, last month.

Mcphee is currently in sixth place with 84 points, while Sasaki in 19th place, out of 40 rider with 37 points in the Moto3 standings after 11 rounds of race.

-- BERNAMA