Danny Webb's fitness and his machinery are both improving as he returns to action just two weeks after damaging his shoulder in the warm-up at Mugello. The Briton crashed his Mahindra hours before the race and the pain proved too much for him to complete the distance.
But Webb is back in action after two weeks of physiotherapy and believes he will be close to full fitness at the Sachsenring this weekend. The 20 year old will be riding an updated GP125 as the team introduces more modifications.
“I've done about six hours in a hyperbaric (low-pressure) chamber, and my shoulder's feeling good. It was quite a small injury really, but I wanted to make sure I'd be as fit as possible for Germany. I reckon I'll be 99 percent, if not better. The bike's definitely improving, with some more bits since the last race. At this track, you need to keep it settled on the tight corners and dial it in for the fast section – that's where you get the most benefit.”
Webb's recent bad luck has left Marcel Schrotter to do most of the points-scoring for Mahindra. The German came home in 11th in Mugello to move the Indian outfit up to third in the Constructors Championship.
Schrotter believes he is progressing with every race that goes by, and the 18 year old is looking to continue the progress at his home Grand Prix.
“For the last few races, my feeling with the bike and my confidence to push to the limit have been getting better and better. The results show that. So of course I am looking forward to the Sachsenring and I'll try to make a good result. But we have to stay concentrated and try to keep up the progress at every race.”
The eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland weekend begins with FP1 on Friday morning and The Checkered Flag will have full coverage throughout the weekend.