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McPhee Fourth In Changeable Czech Race Two
Kawasaki Puccetti Racing rider Lucas Mahias had an unlucky day and fell in the second WorldSSP race of the Most weekend, eventually no-scoring. In a race that started out dry, became wet and then dried out again John McPhee of Vince64 by Puccetti Racing Kawasaki was the top Kawasaki rider in fourth place.
Lucas Mahias was unfortunate to have to retire after a fall on the first lap. He remounted and rode back to the pits but was unable to complete the race itself.
The second WorldSSP race of the weekend was started on slick tires but after the rain that appeared after only a few laps started to get stronger several riders opted to enter the pits for wet tyre options.
Those who did not - providing they were not caught out by the slippery track conditions - would benefit most. McPhee was one of those, with his cool head and intelligent riding allowing him to eventually compete for the podium places, for a time at least.
He was even up to second place on lap 12 but as the track dried out toward the end he lost some pace relative to two other riders and ended up a still-impressive fourth.
Adrian Huertas of MTM Kawasaki was ranked 15th after pitting to change tires - and finally experiencing a confusing end to his second Most race. He was classified as a finisher, scoring one more championship point, despite the race marshall’s sending him to Parc Ferme instead of completing his final lap out on track.
Tom Booth-Amos of Motozoo ME AIR Racing Kawasaki finished Race Two in 13th place and still leads the European-based ‘WorldSSP Challenge’ standings by a comfortable margin of 32 points.
Yuta Okaya of Prodina Kawasaki Racing ended up 21st in the full-distance 19-lap race. Luke Power of Motozoo ME AIR Racing Kawasaki had to retire as the starting grid was formed up and ready to race, with a technical issue.