Moto3 and 125cc racer Danny Webb is to make his road racing debut at this year’s Isle of Man TT, it has been announced. He will ride for KMR Kawasaki in the Superbike, Superstock, Lightweight and Senior TT races.
Starting in motocross, Webb has progressed through the ranks and rode in the Moto3 World Championship last season for Ambrogio Suter Honda, having previously ridden for Mahindra. He gave the team their first ever pole position at the 2011 Valencia GP.
He swapped Moto 3 for the World Supersport Championship half way through last season, riding for PTR Racing, finishing 11th at the last race in Spain.
“I’m a big TT fan,” Webb said. “I’ve already been to the event and I have always said that I wanted to do it one day. It’s something that has been going through my mind more and more of late, and the opportunity came along to work with Ryan Farquahr, who puts out some of the best bikes on the grid, so I simply couldn’t say no”.
“It’s going to be a big change for me after years in the grand prix paddock,” he continued. “It is something I am really looking forward to. I don’t see this being a one-off thing either, and I know it will take me many years to really learn my way around, but for now I just can’t wait to get out there and make my debut!”
The 22 year old will join Farquhar and Keith Amor at KMR, with the pair coming out of retirement for the TT.