Mahindra finishes in the points at Silverstone
Webb’s race nearly ended at the first corner, in a repeat of his bad luck at the last race in Catalunya, when another rider lost control in front of him and forced him to slow down and swerve to avoid being taken out. From then on it was a matter of working his way into the points in the top 15, then concentrating on finishing in conditions that meant fully nine of the 29 starters did not reach the chequered flag.
Bad luck of the highly competitive 125 class prevented the Indian-owned Mahindra Racing team – the only one on the grid to make its own engine and chassis – from its first top ten . German rider Marcel Schrötter was having a storming ride ahead of his team-mate and was running ninth when he slipped off after being blown off line by the extremely strong winds. Schrötter was having his best race of the season, pulling through from 14th on lap one to ninth by the end of lap 14, as he peeled into the first corner, and slid off unhurt.
Muffadal Choonia – Team Principal
"It was a very difficult race with treacherous and challenging conditions. I commend Danny for his 11th place finish and I'm very happy with the Mahindra Racing team and how they set up the bike for the awful conditions. I really feel for Marcel, he was up in ninth position when he crashed right at the end. We were looking at a great double finish with one the top ten. This weekend's results have given us a big boost and we're all looking forward to Assen in two weeks time."
Danny Webb: 11th Position (five points)
"My start was good, but I almost hit someone coming into the first turn. It really messed me up. When I got to 15th I knew I could get at least one point, and I could see a lot of other riders falling off. My pace was good and there was no one catching me from behind. I concentrated on bringing it home in the awful conditions and managed to secure my first points of the year for."