Home Grand Prix for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s McPhee this weekend
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s McPhee and Binder in action at Silverstone as Moto3 resumes on Friday
This weekend will see PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s riders John McPhee and Darryn Binder return to a fan-packed Silverstone, the first BritishGP in two years, for the 12th Moto3 round of the season.
Heading to a fresh circuit after two back-to-back weekends at Spielberg, Binder will be hoping to maintain his strong results at Silverstone – somewhere that he has only scored championship points at once previously. After a disappointing Qualifying last time out, the South African will also be aiming to turn his fortunes around this weekend, to be in the fight for the podium from the very start of the race. Darryn currently has 86 championship points and is sixth in the riders’ standings.
After two consistent points-scoring finishes in the past couple of races, McPhee will be aiming to continue this good form at his home Grand Prix. The Scot is yet to claim a podium finish at the BritishGP and will be hoping that the home support aids him in completing this task. Currently sitting 13th in the world championship standings with 49 points, John will also be looking to continue his quest in moving himself higher up the points table.
Friday’s FP1 session will get underway at 9am local time (4pm MYT) for Binder and McPhee, while on Sunday the lights will go out for the 17-lap Moto3 race at 11.20am local time (6.20pm MYT).
“I’m really looking forward to the BritishGP. We knew Spielberg was going to be a difficult couple of races for us, with the super slow corners and the long straight, but Silverstone is more of a fast and flowing track. Hopefully this will benefit us a little bit more. I’m really excited to be going back, especially after not being able to have a race there last year. My target remains the same as ever: I want to be in the top-five, fighting for a podium and trying to fight for the victory too.” – Darryn Binder
“I’m really excited to be heading to my home Grand Prix this week. It was such a shame that we were forced to miss it last year, due to the pandemic, so to be able to have fans at the track this year as well is amazing. I am just so excited to see everyone there and I can’t wait to get the first track session underway on Friday. It’s a very technical track and because it’s long it takes a while to understand it, but once you get into a good flow it’s a fantastic circuit and so enjoyable to ride.” – John McPhee