McPhee depending on home support for British Grand Prix

John Mcphee is currently in sixth place in Moto3 standings with 84 points. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Sprinta Racing rider, John McPhee is counting on home support to spur him towards a positive result in the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, this weekend.

The 25-year-old said, he was fired up to do well in his own backyard after securing a podium finish at the 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, is aiming to continue his improvement in the past few races while hoping for good weather conditions during the race day on Sunday.

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 get a good result 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 is in 19th place, out of 40 riders with 37 points in the Moto3 standings after 11 rounds.