Britain’s Danny Kent ended yesterday’s Sepang MotoGP Moto3 race with a creditable fourth place while Scotland’s John McPhee crashed out while fighting back from seventh place after leading the final lap.
Husqvarna’s Kent managed to stay with the front group for the whole race which won by Efren Vasquez. Jack Miller was unsuccessfully protested by the Estrella Galicia team for aggressive riding while McPhee, leading early doors, got pushed wide on the last lap and lobbed it as he chased back to the leaders.
“I am really disappointed with the finish in the race. We had a strong weekend and always at the front. But it was my own mistake. I came in to the last lap on first position. Than some rider went wide and pushed me to the outside. I fell back on seventh position,” said McPhee.
“I wanted to fight back and go to the front again. Than I did a mistake and crashed. This happens. It is part of the learning. I will take all these experiences to Valencia and hope to finish the season with a good race.“
Kent said: “It's been a very tough weekend. We worked to get a good feeling on the bike. We can be very happy with how the race went. We have maintained a strong pace and we showed that we can ride with the front group over recent races. Since Aragon we have been fighting to be at the front and I'm very happy with the big step that we have taken in this second part of the season. Once again, the team did a great job all weekend."