“Frustrating session” for Webb as he qualifies 21st
Mahindra rider Danny Webb, in his home GP, is hoping for a best-yet result after putting the white-and-red Mahindra MGP-30 in the top ten in the morning free practice session. He kept the lap time, but lost positions in the windy afternoon qualifying session, yet he was confident that the right circumstances will help him to a best-yet Moto3™ finish in tomorrow’s race.
The 21-year-old Englishman ended up 21st on a close grid, with every hope of securing a good start to move up into the points by the end of the race around 17 laps of the classic high-speed 5.90-km Silverstone circuit.
Unusually the Moto3 race is the last of the day, starting at 14:30 British Summer Time.
DANNY WEBB – 21st Position, 2’19.128
“It was a frustrating session and I’m sure I could have done a better lap, but I was never in the right group. In Moto3 you need the slipstream on the straights, but then the riders I was with would slow me up in the corners. I’d have to back off or change my line, costing me time. But we’ve made a step forward since the last race. I need to get away with the fast guys, then I am confident I can stay with them and see how the race develops.”
Source: Mahindra Racing Press Release