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Peugeot books spot on Moto3 grid with John McPhee

Peugeot will race in next year’s Moto3 Championship, a project that will see the French manufacturer’s lion logo in grand prix racing for the first time in the modern era, although it was heavily involved in the pioneering days of racing and a Peugeot-powered Norton triumphed at the first TT in 1907.

The Peugeots that will be ridden by the Scot John McPhee and team-mate Alexis Masbou will be largely based on the Mahindra MGP30 that struggled to be competitive in 2015. Indian company Mahindra is the major shareholder in Peugeot Scooters.

McPhee, who will the UK’s sole representative in the 2016 Moto3 championship following champion Danny Kent’s move to Moto2, took two pole positions at the end of last season, riding for Saxoprint-RTG Honda.

Peugeot’s racing ambition was announced at EICMA, where both riders helped unveil the race bike.

 

 

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