Moto3: John McPhee Wins in Malaysia.

Published on October 23, 2022
By Dawn Hammersley

John McPhee Takes his Fourth Moto3 Career Victory, As Five Riders Battled It Out for the Win.

The Moto3 championship was wrapped up last weekend as Izan Guevara was crowned the 2022 Moto3 champion, second place in the championship is still to be decided.

Dennis Foggia was on pole position, the newly crowned Moto3 champion Izan Guevara was in second place with his team-mate Sergio Garcia qualifying in third place.

Izan Guevara got the holeshot into turn one, Foggia was second with Garcia in third place. Foggia took the lead into turn nine from Garcia. Stefano Nepa high sided at turn nine, the Italian rider had to be stretchered off the track. Britain’s Scott Ogden also crashed out at turn five.

With 15 to go Garcia was leading the way from Diogo Moreira, the fastest rider on track was Ayumu Sasaki who was in eighth place. David Munoz crashed out at turn nine as did Tatsuki Suzuki.

Jaume Masia was then out at the front; pole man Foggia was in fourth place. The front group consisted of eight riders from Garcia to Guevara. John McPhee was on the move in ninth place and was catching the leading group.

Eleven laps to go and Foggia was leading from Moreira, McPhee was almost with the leading group. Sasaki was yet again the fastest rider on track whilst in third place.

Foggia and Guevara were swopping positions for first place, the leading group still consisted of ten riders. McPhee was going up the order; he was in eighth place.

Riccardo Rossi crashed out with just five laps remaining in the race, Foggia was down in fifth place battling Garcia for fourth place. Guevara was leading from Sasaki, Sasaki passed the Spaniard, Guevara almost ran into the back of Sasaki which caused Izan to run off track, he ended up down in 12th place after the incident.

McPhee was in fifth place and looking strong, Garcia was still leading with three laps to go. Sasaki was in second place with Masia in third place. On the final lap it was a five-way battle for the race victory from Garcia to McPhee.

After a lot of changing positions in the final corners it was John McPhee who crossed the line in first place, this was the Scottish riders first victory in two years. Sasaki finished in second place; Garcia finished in third place.

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