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Brave Webb pushing hard despite pain

Brave Webb pushing hard despite pain

After a big crash in qualifying practice in France on Friday, tough young Englishman Danny Webb is focussing hard, despite riding in significant pain.

Degraaf Grand Prix rider Danny Webb hurt his back, left hand and left foot in a heavy crash in the first 125cc qualifying practice on Friday afternoon, but was still able to lap close to the top ten in free practice on Saturday morning.

The 17 year-old Englishman, in his second full season in the World Championship this year, was 12th fastest at the Alice Grand Prix de France on Saturday morning and was putting a brave face on things when he spoke to after the session.

`It was a big crash yesterday, probably the biggest one of my career,´ explained Red Bull MotoGP Academy product. `I went high up in the air and came down, whacked my back pretty badly. I have done something to my thumb and my toe, but to be honest that is not the problem. It is my back when I crouch down on the bike.´

`It gives me some pain but that is the whole point of motorcycle racing,´ continued the tough Kent teenager, `you have got to fight through the battles to become a champion.´

The Aprilia-equipped Briton has had an inconsistent start to 2008, riding fast and showing his potential with good results in Qatar and Portugal, but suffering DNFs in Spain and China – so he is aiming for a solid performance at round five this weekend.

Asked whether the injuries were specifically affecting his riding style, Webb replied, `When your concentration is full-on it doesn´t really affect you that much. The adrenalin starts pumping and it is not as painful as it would be if you were just doing normal stuff.´


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