Danny Webb is hoping to continue the momentum that the Mahindra team built up at Silverstone, as the 125cc World Championship moves to the Netherlands for the TT Assen.
The Briton scored his first points of the season in miserable conditions at his home grand prix two weeks ago, although the Indian team are yet to score points in a dry race. But Webb is returning that a circuit that he enjoys racing on, and expects the GP125 to continue its' recent improvement.
“I like the track – I was seventh here last year – and I like the place. I used to live there. We made a step forward at Silverstone: I've said before things are going well with the new team. We're working together great, making the bike better every time, and I'm enjoying the project a lot.”
Teammate Marcel Schrotter should also have scored points at Silverstone and was running in the top ten, ahead of Webb, before crashing out. The German took a lot of positives from the weekend and is looking to show the same level of performance at Assen.
“The last race was good for me, because it seems we have found the right settings to make the bike more comfortable for me to ride it to the limit. I hope we can take those good settings to Assen also. I got into the top ten at Silverstone. I want to do that again and make sure we score more points.”
Team manager Nicola Casadei was also encouraged by the performance of the GP125 at Silverstone but admits the team still have a point to prove in dry conditions. He hopes they can do that this weekend.
“It was a good performance. Now we must do the same in dry weather. Our target is much higher, but we can see we are moving forward every race.”
As is tradition, race day at the TT Assen takes place on a Saturday, meaning the race weekend is brought forward a day. Free practice therefore starts on Thursday morning and The Checkered Flag will have full coverage throughout the weekend.