17 John McPhee

Born (age)14th July, 1994 (24)
Height167 cm
Weight57 kg
Nationalitysco Scotland
First Grand PrixValencia GP 2010 (125cc)
Wins2 (Moto3)
Podiums8 (Moto3)
Pole Positions3 (Moto3)
Fastest Laps1 (Moto3)

John McPhee has motorcycle racing in his blood. His father, a Scottish ex-racer, bought him a 50cc bike when he was five years old and so began his education on two wheels. By the age of twelve he was competing in the Scottish championship but was forced to pull out after just two races, when he was diagnosed with meningitis which ruled him out of racing for a year. In 2008 he bounced back as a triple Formula 125 Champion, taking the Scottish, Northern England and Melville titles.

McPhee made the odd 125cc World Championship appearance between 2009 and 2012 (when it changed to Moto3), and in 2011 and 2012 he also raced in the CEV, finishing seventh overall in his final season. From 2013 he became a full-time Moto3 World Championship rider, taking his first podium at Indianapolis in 2015 and repeating the feat at least once in every season since. In 2017 he also took his only top ten championship finish so far, after racking up 131 points.

At 24 years of age, McPhee is now one of the most experienced riders on the Moto3 grid and he will continue his career in the category in 2019 with the ambitious PETRONAS Sprinta Racing project, riding a Honda.


Racing career

2018: Moto3 World Championship (12th – 78 points)
2017: Moto3 World Championship (7th – 131 points)
2016: Moto3 World Championship (22nd – 48 points)
2015: Moto3 World Championship (11th – 92 points)
2014: Moto3 World Championship (13th – 77 points)
2013: Moto3 World Championship (19th – 24 points)
2012: Moto3 World Championship (37th – 1 point / 8 races)
2012: Moto3 Junior World Championship (7th – 60 points)
2011: 125cc World Championship (31st – 3 points / 3 races)
2011: CEV 125GP (10th – 38 points)
2010: 125cc World Championship (1 race)