Mahindra Racing are hopeful that they have solved the reliability problems that blighted their weekend at Le Mans two weeks ago.
The Indian outfit are still searching for their first points in dry conditions and Danny Webb's hopes of a top 15 result in France were dashed by a loss of engine power, a problem that had also affected him in qualifying.
Nevertheless, the Briton was pleased with the pace shown by the update GP125 at Le Mans and is confident of a trouble free weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya.
“This bike is a new project, and we're getting stronger all the time,” he said. “The last races showed we have the pace for regular points finishes, and we're getting better all the time at keeping that pace to the end of the race. I can't wait to try again.”
Teammate Marcel Schrotter does have points to his name after finishing 13th in the rain-affected Spanish Grand Prix but, like Webb, failed to see the chequered flag in France as his GP125 encountered similar problems to Webb's.
Despite failing to finish, the German admitted he felt more comfortable on the bike than at any stage this season and is hoping to continue the good work at Barcelona
“After some work at Le Mans we made the bike feel more like it was my bike,” he explained. “This is what I need for my confidence, and we will carry on working the same way. I had a good race at Catalunya last year, and I hope for another one.”
The Catalunya GP, round five of the 125cc World Championship, gets underway with Free Practice 1 at 8:15am on Friday morning and The Checkered Flag will have full coverage throughout the weekend.