Danny Webb - Photo Credit: Mahindra

Danny Webb - Photo Credit: Mahindra

 

Danny Webb thinks he has the pace to challenge for points in this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix after impressing in Qatar. The Briton struggled in Qualifying and lost ground at the start but stormed through the pack to finish 18th. Webb feels with a clean weekend, he can get Mahindra on the scoreboard for the first time in 2012.

“We've got the reliability now – the bike didn't let me down even once at Qatar, and the chassis is really good. If I'd have got a better start I'd have been in the points for sure. The rules mean we'll have to wait a couple of races for engine upgrades, but I know the team has been working hard. I'm looking forward to the race and a good result, and then pushing up the order in races to come.”

Teammate Marcel Schrotter could've registered in Qatar had it not been for a gearbox issue but the German is keeping calm and hopes to put it right at Jerez.

“We made a lot of progress at Qatar and I had got into the group that went for top-ten positions at the end when I had a gear-change problem and had to retire. It was better than I'd expected because we made a step in warm-up before the race. I'm looking forward to Jerez, for a chance to try again.”