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Webb: “We’re making good progress”

Webb: “We’re making good progress”

The British 125cc rider of the Andalucia Cajasol team has told motogp.com he is extremely pleased with how he is developing early in the 2010 season, and he is looking for a top-end finish at Le Mans next weekend.

Danny Webb has had a whirlwind start to his 2010 campaign on board the Aprilia RSA of the Andalucia Cajasol team, enjoying the high of a promising 11th-placed finish in Qatar and the disappointment of crashing out late in the race at Jerez when battling for sixth place.

The signs of progress have been evident in Webb’s improved qualifying performance from round one to two, as he made the leap from 13th on the grid at Losail to start the GP at Jerez from eighth spot. It is the result of a smooth working relationship in his Spanish team, says the 19 year-old.

“Jerez was a bit disappointing with the outcome of the result, but we made a lot of progress with the bike and the team has been working absolutely fantastically,” Webb told motogp.com.

“In Qatar we struggled quite a bit but we worked hard from there until Jerez, and we made some good progress. I’m looking forward to Le Mans and looking for a good result, especially after the position we were fighting for in the race at Jerez. Hopefully we can be there or a bit higher. If we make the same progress with the bike as we did at Jerez then I’m pretty sure we can be up there.”

The Monster Energy Grand Prix de France next weekend (May 21st-23rd) will offer Webb a chance to get what has been an encouraging start to the 2010 campaign back on track.

He continued: “I’d be happy with a top seven finish. We were battling for sixth in the race at Jerez before the crash and came 11th in Qatar, so the top seven will be good. Then we’ll just work from there and build it up slowly, and hopefully we’ll arrive and be on the pace of the front runners.”

Finally, Webb is excited about the remainder of the season as he has settled quickly in the Andalucia Cajasol team in his first season with them.

“The team have just been telling me to go step-by-step and to take my time. That’s what we’ve started to do and it’s working,” he stated. “I did my fastest ever time around the Jerez circuit with this bike over the race weekend, so that was another big positive. So we are moving forward and hopefully we can keep on that way.”

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125cc, 2010, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Danny Webb, Andalucia Cajasol

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