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John McPhee to step in for injured Oli Bayliss at Aragon and Portimao

McPhee to ride Ducati in WorldSSP

John McPhee will join Team D34G Racing as a substitute rider for the currently injured Oli Bayliss starting from this weekend’s Tissot Aragon Round.

The 29-year-old Scot made his WorldSSP debut this year after a decade spent as full-time rider in the MotoGP paddock (first in 125cc and then in Moto3) with a tally four wins, 16 podium finishes and five pole positions.

McPhee recently announced his split with the Vince64 by Puccetti Racing Team after a far from fruitful year with the squad.

After two-thirds of the season spent on a four-cylinder machine, McPhee is now eager to get to grips with the Ducati Panigale V2 955 on a track he has raced upon plenty of times before. Working side-by-side with the experienced Italian squad, McPhee is eager for on-track action to begin at the Alcañiz’s MotorLand Aragon in Spain this Friday.

McPhee will join D34G Racing regular Maximilian Kofler.

John McPhee

A huge thanks to Davide Giugliano and the D34G team for giving me this opportunity to join them. I’ve been very impressed when seeing their team setup, and their Ducati V2 looks incredible! I’ll be looking to make my adaption to the bike as quickly as possible and look forward to the upcoming races. I’d like to also wish Oli Bayliss a speedy recovery, we hope to see you back on track soon.”

Davide Giugliano – D34G Team Manager

I would like to give our welcome to John within the team. He is rider with plenty of experience, and we are happy to have him on board. We will do everything in our power to put him in the best position to do well and use all our skills, experience, and expertise to help him adapt to the Panigale V2 955 as quickly as possible – given he’s never ridden this bike before. We are looking forward to working together.

McPhee at a Jerez Test earlier this year – GeeBee Image

World Supersport Championship Points

Pos Rider Points
 1  Nicolo Bulega  358
 2  Stefano Manzi  298
 3  Marcel Schroetter  236
 4  Federico Caricasulo  181
 5  Bahattin Sofuoglu  136
 6  Valentin Debise  134
 7  Niki Tuuli  131
 8  Adrian Huertas  111
 9  Yari Montella  105
 10  Glenn Van Straalen  103
 11  Jorge Navarro  101
 12  Raffaele De Rosa  95
 13  Nicholas Spinelli  66
 14  Can Oncu  65
 15  Tom Booth-Amos  50
 16  John Mcphee  47
 17  Tarran Mackenzie  40
 18  Lucas Mahias  37
 19  Oliver Bayliss  26
 20  Simone Corsi  23
 21  Anupab Sarmoon  22
 22  Andy Verdoia  21
 23  Adam Norrodin  20
 24  Lorenzo Dalla Porta  16
 25  Tom Edwards  15
 26  Thomas Gradinger  10
 27  Federico Fuligni  10
 28  Filippo Fuligni  10
 29  Johan Gimbert  9
 30  Andrea Mantovani  9
 31  Simon Jespersen  6
 32  Harry Truelove  5
 33  Maximilian Kofler  4
 34  Luca Ottaviani  4
 35  Apiwath Wongthananon  4
 36  Alvaro Diaz  3
 37  Andreas Kofler  3
 38  Marco Bussolotti  2
 39  Luke Power  1
 40  Stefano Valtulini  1
 41  Rhys Irwin  1
 42  Adrian Fernandez Gonzalez  1

WorldSBK Aragon Schedule

Time Class Event
1745 WorldSSP300 FP1
1830  WorldSBK FP1
1925 WorldSSP FP1
2215 WorldSSP300 FP2
2300  WorldSBK FP2
0000 (Sat) WorldSSP FP2
1700 WorldSBK FP3
1745 WorldSSP300 Superpole
1825 WorldSSP Superpole
1910 WorldSBK Superpole
2040 WorldSSP300 R1
2200 WorldSBK R1
2315 WorldSSP R1
1700 WorldSBK WUP
1725 WorldSSP WUP
1750 WorldSSP300 WUP
1900 WorldSBK SP Race
2030 WorldSSP R2
2200 WorldSSP300 R2
2315 WorldSBK R2

2023 FIM Superbike World Championship Calendar

Date Circuit WSBK WSSP600 WSSP300
24-26 Feb Phillip Island X X  
3-5 Mar Mandalika X X  
21-23 Apr Assen X X X
5-7 May Catalunya X X X
2-4 Jun Misano X X X
30 Jun-02 Jul Donington Park X X  
14-16 Jul  Imola X X X
28-30 Jul Autodrom Most X X X
8-10 Sep Magny-Cours X X X
22-24 Sep Aragón X X X
29-Sep-01 Oct Algarve X X X


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