Isle Of Man TT: Danny Webb Set For 2014 TT Debut

Paul Carruthers | January 22, 2014

Photography by Gold & Goose
Grand Prix racer Danny Webb has announced that he’ll race in this year’s Isle of Man TT on a KMR Kawasaki, the young Brit slated for an ambitious schedule of races – Superbike, Superstock, Lightweight and the Senior TT.

The 22-year-old Webb has raced in 125cc and Moto3 for seven years with 20 top-10 finishes.  He will race in a team managed by former TT racer Ryan Farquhar.

Webb’s best GP finish was fifth in the 2008 Portuguese Grand Prix. In 2010 he had a career best 10th in the championship.

In 2011, Webb rode for Mahindra and gave the Indian manufacturer its first pole position in Valencia.

Last year, Webb left Moto3 and raced World Supersport for the PTR Racing team, with a best result of 11th in the final round 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 Farquhar 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, but 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.”

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America’s Daily Motorcycle News Source.