Webb Doubtful For Misano With Hand Injury

by Louis Suddaby

Danny Webb is unsure whether he'll be fit to race at this weekend's San Marino Grand Prix after injuring his hand in free practice at Indianapolis. The Briton bravely carried on in qualifying but pulled out of the race on medical advice.

The Mahindra rider will discover the extent of the injury when he undergoes an x-ray on Wednesday but admits he doesn't want to come back unless he is 100% fit.

They did an x-ray yesterday, but it was with a portable x-ray machine. They said it wasn't broken, but all of the doctors at the Clinica Mobile felt around and they seem to think it's broken. I'll go home and get an x-ray, go to see my doctor on Wednesday and see what it is from there. See if we can race in Misano or not. I prefer to be fit towards the end of the season, have a good end, rather than come back too quickly. We'll see what happens. Hopefully I can be ready for Misano. If not we'll have to wait.”

A nightmare weekend for the Indian team was completed when Marcel Schrotter crashed on the final lap while battling for a points finish. The German had been struggling for front-end grid from an early stage and eventually couldn't keep control of the bike.

“From the start I felt we had made a good improvement on yesterday and I went with the group. But after ten laps or so I was finding the front was trying to close and it was very difficult to ride. I didn't want to push too hard, but I was still holding my position. Then on the final lap I went down. It's really a shame, because I think I was up as high as 13th place and with everything that was happening on the last lap I might have been able to finish even higher.”

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