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MotoGP 2011 Season


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#106 Revmaster

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:10 PM

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Both Mahindra Racing riders had difficult weekends at the  Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with Danny Webb sitting out the 125cc race  with a hand injury and Marcel Schrötter crashing on the final lap after  being in the points for much of the race.

Danny Webb (20, from England) injured his hand in Saturday morning  practice, an injury that affected his performance in qualifying. Having  sought medical advice from the Clinica Mobile, Webb decided to sit out  the Indianapolis Grand Prix with the hope of being fit for next week’s  San Marino Grand Prix in Misano, Italy.

Marcel Schrötter began the race quickly. From 15th on the first lap,  the young German rider moved to 14th, then 13th on the fourth of 23  laps. Schrötter was well into the points on the ninth lap when he began  to struggle with grip. He eventually fell on the final lap while  battling for points.

“Danny wanted to race, but it was better that he didn’t, so we were  happy that he joined us in the garage,” said Nicola Casadei, team  manager. “Marcel was doing a good job, but we’ll look at all the data to  see if we can work out why he was struggling. He was pushing hard for a  result at the end so it is a shame he fell. The good thing is we have a  race next week in Misano, so we can get back going in the right  direction.”

MARCEL SCHRÖTTER – DNF

From the start I felt we had made a good improvement on yesterday and  I went with the group. But after ten laps or so I was finding the front  was trying to close and it was very difficult to ride. I didn’t want to  push too hard, but I was still holding my position. Then on the final  lap I went down. It’s really a shame, because I think I was up as high  as 13th place and with everything that was happening on the last lap I  might have been able to finish even higher.

DANNY WEBB – DNS

They did an x-ray yesterday, but it was with a portable x-ray  machine. They said it wasn’t broken, but all of the doctors at the  Clinica Mobile felt around and they seem to think it’s broken. I’ll go  home and get an x-ray, go to see my doctor on Wednesday and see what it  is from there. See if we can race in Misano or not. I prefer to be fit  towards the end of the season, have a good end, rather than come back  too quickly. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully I can be ready for  Misano. If not we’ll have to wait.

    






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