Team Classic Suzuki sign Danny Webb

by Joshua Close

Danny Webb has extended his participation in the 2016 Classic TT after signing for the Team Classic Suzuki outfit.

Webb will now compete in the Superbike Classic TT race after being drafted in by the team to replace the injured Lee Johnston.

Webb had already confirmed rides for Dunnell Racing, riding 500cc and 350cc Manx Nortons in the Bennetts Senior Classic TT and Okells Junior Classic TT Races respectively.

The 25-year-old former Moto3 racer will now race alongside teammates Michael Dunlop and Nick Jefferies on an XR69 Suzuki machine.

Ahead of the road racing event, an excited Webb said: “I’m really looking forward to riding the XR69. I’ve never ridden anything like it before, so it’s going to be an experience. I met Steve at the event last year so we knew each other, and I got the call this week to see if I wanted to ride for him, which I was more than happy to say yes to.

“It’s going to be unlike anything I’ve ridden around the Isle of Man, but it’s going to be a lot of fun. I can’t wait to get started, and hopefully we can get a good result.”

Webb made his debut around the famous Mountain Course in 2014, riding for KMR Kawasaki, with a best finish of 13th in the Lightweight Race to win a silver replica, to go with three bronze replicas in the three 1000cc races.

Webb’s one appearance to date at the Classic TT came last year, when he rode Andy Molnar’s Manx Norton’s.

Although he was forced to retire from both the 350cc and 500cc races, he was lying in a strong fifth place in the 500cc race after lapping at 106.69mph – only to pull in on the fourth and final lap.

Team Classic Suzuki owner Steve Wheatman added: Danny’s a late addition to the team, but I’m sure he will settle in quickly, and we know he has the potential to achieve good results.

“The pressure’s on a little bit, and there’s a target on our backs, but we’re confident we can have a good practice, and fight for the win in race.”

Keep checking The Checkered Flag for all the latest news from the 2016 Classic TT. 

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