Danny Webb joins Dunnell Racing for Classic TT

by Joshua Close

Moto3 star Danny Webb will compete at this year’s Classic TT for the Dunnell Racing team by riding in the Senior Classic TT and Okells Junior Classic TT Races.

The 25-year-old will ride on the team’s 350cc and 500cc Manx Norton’s and is expected to perform well in the two, four-lap races.

Webb had his first taste of the Classic TT at last year’s event and was extremely unfortunate not to have taken his maiden podium around the Mountain Course, having run in the top five for much of the 500cc Classic TT Race.

Riding the Team Molnar Manx Norton, Webb set a fastest lap of 106.609mph and was running in fifth place before being forced to retire at the end of the third lap.

The Tunbridge Wells rider also posted the sixth fastest time during practice week on the 350cc Molnar Manx Norton, but was unfortunately forced to retire on the opening lap of the race.

Speaking about his inclusion at the event, Webb said: “I’m delighted to be able to get back to the Classic TT. I really enjoyed it last year and the bikes suit both my size and riding style and I think I could have been on for at least one podium finish had I not broken down.

“I’m very grateful to Tony Dunnell for giving me the chance to ride his immaculate bikes and hopefully we can get in among the podium positions come race day.”

The 25-year-old replaces the recently retired Keith Amor, who finished in sixth place in last year’s 500cc Race and was running in third place in the 350cc Race until he retired.

This year’s Classic TT officially gets underway on Saturday, August 27. Keep checking The Checkered Flag for all the latest news and updates from the road racing event.

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