Mahindra Solve Difficulties To Secure Double Points Finish

Mahindra ended a difficult weekend in positive fashion with Danny Webb and Marcel Schrotter both finishing in the points at Brno. The Indian squad struggled in qualifying as an engine problem prevented the riders from using maximum RPM but with the GP125 back to normal, Webb and Schrotter finished 12th and 14th.

Webb was part of a multiple rider scrap for 11th, which included fellow Brit Harry Stafford, and was delighted to end a testing weekend on a high.

“A good race, and my fitness level felt really good through the whole race, after my shoulder injury earlier. My start was good, the engine was going well, and we managed to fix our chassis difficulties also. In the last four laps I was struggling with rear grip and lost some places, but I managed to up my pace and get them back. Both of us in the points … it's mega.”

Schrotter started one place behind his teammate in 23rd and came through to score a couple of points, but the German later revealed that his race wasn't entirely trouble free.

“Considering the starting position, 23rd, that was not so bad. The possibilities would have been even better from higher on the grid. My start was good, and the first few laps, and the engine was strong. In the middle of the race, there was a little problem with my quick-shift gear change, so I was losing a little time every shift. But I could make it up in the corners, and I pushed really hard in the closing laps”

Team Principal Mufaddal Choonia praised both riders for their determination and hopes they can improve given better grid slots in Indianapolis.

“Considering the depressing starting position, I am very happy that both riders capitalised at the start. A double points finish is very pleasing. I hope we can improve on it at Indianapolis. Improving results are something for all of us to take encouragement from, and I'd like to also wish all our Indian countrymen a happy Independence Day tomorrow.”