24 October 2021 – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Italy
The Sterilgarda Max Racing Team, Factory Team of the Husqvarna Motorcycles in the Moto3 category, has the pleasure to announce the team for the 2022 season: the young japanese pilot Ayumu Sasaki will be flanked by the british pilot John McPhee.
John McPhee was born in 1994, after he competed is some races in the 125 category, he debuted for the first time in the Moto3 category in 2013. Since his debut he has been always competed in the Moto3 category, with the exception of one competition this year in the Moto2 category. He drove 3 different brands of bikes and he obtained 3 victories, 6 second places, 6 third places, and 5 pole positions.
His best placement in the World Championship is fifth position, reached in 2019. Currently he results to be in twelfth position in the Championship, after he obtained the third position in the Grand Prix of Americas.
The Sterilgarda Max Racing Team is since 2020 a Team Factory of the Husqvarna Motorcycles. It is competing in its third season in the Moto3 category, after it obtained in 2019, the year of its debut in the Moto3 World Championship, the second position in the championship with its Spanish pilot A. Canet. In 2020, it has doubled its commitment, choosing as its bearers R. Fenati and A. Lopez.
Currently it is fighting for the fourth position in the championship with R. Fenati, who this year managed to obtain a crashing victory in Great Britain, that is added to the one obtained last year on the Misano World Circuit.
John McPhee: “I’m really excited to be joining the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team and Husqvarna Motorcycles for 2022. The team has done incredibly well in their short time in the world championship and with the likes of Max Biaggi and Peter Öttl (Team Manager) looking after me, I feel like it’s a great opportunity to really get the best from myself. The FR 250 GP has been impressive this season so I’m excited to see what’s possible on board something new.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “This year we again managed to bring the Husqvarna Motorcycles brand to the top of the podium, which was a source of pride for the Max Racing Team working group. Having ambitious goals is our nature and for the 2022 season, together with Husqvarna Motorcycles and Sterilgarda, we wanted to internationalise our project to reach new targets. The combination of John McPhee and Ayumu Sasaki represents experience combined with perspective! The hope is to work with both riders, to have consistency of performance that allows them to enter the top positions of the Moto3 World Championship.”