One of the UK’s leading Grand Prix motorcycle riders will make his road racing debut at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races.
Danny Webb, who has scored an impressive twenty top-ten results in the 125cc and Moto3 divisions of Grand Prix motorcycling, will race with KMR Kawasaki in the Superbike, Superstock, Lightweight and Senior TT Races.
“I’m a big TT fan,” said Webb, who will benefit from the expert Mountain Course knowledge of Team Manager, Ryan Farquhar. “I’ve already been to the event and I have always said that I wanted to do it one day. It’s something that has been going through my mind more and more of late, and the opportunity came along to work with Ryan Farquhar who puts out some of the best bikes on the grid, so I simply couldn’t say no.”
Despite only being 22 years old, Webb has seven years of Grand Prix level experience to his name, with his best result being fifth at the 2008 Portuguese Grand Prix and his best season finish coming in 2010 when he took 10th overall with 93 points.
Webb comes from a racing family, with his father enjoying a career as a sidecar passenger while his elder brother, James, was a strong contender in the Virgin Mobile R6 Cup and the British Supersport Championship, the latter of which saw him partner 20-time TT winner John McGuinness.
Webb left the Moto3 circuit midway through 2013, turning his attention to the World Supersport Championship, racing for PTR Racing, who played a major part in Michael Dunlop‘s 2013 success on the Mountain Course and helped Eugene Laverty and Sam Lowes to a number of wins and podiums in World competition.
“It’s going to be a big change for me after years in the Grand Prix paddock, but it is something I am really looking forward to,” he concluded. “I don’t see this being a one off thing either and I know it will take me many years to really learn my way around but for now I just can’t wait to get out there and make my debut.”