Danny Webb will move to the World Supersport Series at the next round at the Nurburgring in Germany after losing his Moto3 ride. The Brit will join the PTR Honda team, replacing South African Sheridan Morais, who has been released from his contract.
The 22-year-old Webb broke into the 125cc class in 2006, earning pole position fro the class in 2011. His best finish in 2013 was 11th in Qatar and Austin.
“I am disappointed with the way things have gone in Moto3, but there are reasons for it and now I want to focus all my efforts and energies on a new challenge – the World Supersport Championship,” Webb said in a PTR team release. “I have never ridden a Supersport machine before so it will be a steep learning curve. I haven’t ridden at the Nurburgring before either, but I can learn fast. I am super motivated, more than ever, to show what I can do.
“PTR is a title-challenging race team and I want to show what I can do on what is clearly a very competitive bike. Having an English team around me will help as well, I am absolutely sure. I am excited and can’t wait to get racing.”
The next round of the World Supersport Championship takes place at Nurburgring in Germany on September 1.