Returning Moto3 racer Danny Webb says that this weekend at Assen is all about getting back into the swing of things, after three years in the Isle of Man TT paddock instead of the MotoGP paddock.
Coming straight from the TT to the Platinum Bay Real Estate Mahindra to replace Karel Hanika, the Kent racer is keen to take it one step at time as he builds himself back into the incredibly competitive series.
“I know Assen, so I can go on again and get used to it again. But Assen and Saschenring are just to get back into the swing of things, though, and to learn the GP lifestyle again. From there on again we’ll start setting ourselves goals.
“I’m feeling pretty confident though. I know the bike is not the best bike out there, but it’s decent enough, and hopefully we can push towards the points before long, and maybe grab a couple of them.”
And despite the two events behind worlds apart, he was also honest enough to admit that he believes that his time at the TT has improved his overall riding – and should make him stronger in the lightweight Grand Prix series.
“Coming from the TT and road racing, I’ve learned how to keep myself a lot calmer. I don’t think I’ll get as nervous and as worked up – before when we had problems with the bike I got really frustrated, but now I just overcome that and try and sort it out. I think it’ll be a lot easier; I’ve matured a lot since I was last there and there’s no reason we can’t have a good end to the season.”
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