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Mahindra Racing presentation in India

Mahindra Racing presentation in India

Danny Webb and Marcel Schrötter, riding in the 125cc category for MotoGP’s first Indian motorcycle manufacturer, are presented to the local press

The Mahindra Group today introduced riders Webb and Schrötter to the Indian media on their visit to the Mahindra headquarters in Mumbai.

Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Mahindra Group, Mr. Anand Mahindra, was present to answer questions about Mahindra Racing’s inaugural year in the MotoGP Championship: “It is a matter of great pride for us to represent India in the world’s most prestigious two-wheeled race series. Mahindra Motorcycles will compete with the best in class, and it will be an ideal opportunity for us to showcase our strengths in the engineering and IT domains. MotoGP is the ultimate test for the finest talents in motorcycle racing and an immensely popular championship with a cult following. Our participation will also help us leverage the power of global branding for the Mahindra Group.”

Brit Danny Webb, who in 2011 contests his fifth full season in the 125cc class, shared his excitement at the project: “I hope that all the experience I have racing in the 125cc class can help this new but ambitious team and I can take a step up this year. It is a privilege to ride for the first Indian team to enter the World Championship. There seems to be a real buzz about India in international sport at the moment and it would be great if we get a good Indian following.”

German Marcel Schrötter was equally enthusiastic: “It is exciting to be part of an international collaboration, especially with a company like Mahindra whose ethos is to support upcoming talent. With a year’s experience in the World Championship under my belt, I am now looking forward to making a mark with Mahindra Racing at the MotoGP World Championships.”

125cc, 2011, Danny Webb

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