Webb Suffers As Schrotter Salvages Point For Mahindra

Danny Webb was pleased to see the back of Misano after a difficult race saw him finish outside the points on Sunday. Despite two top ten finishes in recent years, the Briton admitted that the Adriático wasn't among his favourite venues and things didn't go his way today either.

Webb was running in the top 15 early on but started to lose confidence in the Mahindra GP125 when he applied the throttle, causing him to finish 21st.

“The first seven laps were pretty good – me and Marcel were well up. Then I started having problems with acceleration; I had a lot of near crashes, and I couldn't push. Marcel (Schrotter) is not having the same problem, so maybe it is my riding style: I am quite aggressive and he rides more smoothly. This has never been a good track for me. I'm looking forward to the next one.”

Teammate Marcel Schrotter's smoother style did indeed pay off as he held off Kevin Calia to take 15th. The German was suffering in the intense heat but was glad to be rewarded with a point.

“A tough race, but at least we got in the points. I got a good start and in the first few laps I was able to catch the group in front of me. But riders were making mistakes which spread us out, then I had a near high-side at the hairpin that meant I lost touch. It was hard to get my rhythm again, and my hand was sleeping again mid-race – I had to try to move it when I could on the straight. In the last laps the sweat was running into my eyes and I couldn't see well, but I made sure I kept my place in the points.”