Danny Webb crashes unhurt in Estoril

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Danny Webb survived a pre-season scare when he crashed his new 2009 Aprilia 125GP machine on the second day of testing in Estoril yesterday (Monday).

The British rider, who claimed a career best result of fifth at last year’s Estoril race, crashed his DeGraaf Aprilia at Turn Four but luckily escaped injury with just a month to go before the first race in Qatar.

Webb ended the second day in 11th position on the timesheets as he clocked a best time of 1.47.679. That was 0.7s faster than his best on the opening day.

Webb said: “Today was a better day than the first day. We started with nearly the same lap times as Sunday and already in the second session I could improve my time with a second of yesterday.

“At the end of the morning I could improve my times constantly but in the afternoon I was a little bit stuck with the set-up of the suspension.

“Unfortunately I had a little crash at the end of the day and we decided to call it the day. Tomorrow we want the find the right set-up of the suspension.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt