125cc GP rider Danny Webb will be joining the riding festivities at The Thundersprint 2011 with motorcycle manufacturer Mahindra supplying the ride.
Danny Webb is one of of Britain’s brightest hopes for World Championship glory this year riding the all new Mahindra 125 GP bike. Danny is competing in the ultra competitive 125cc World Championship for the Indian team and is tipped for a top placing in the 2011 season.
Danny was one of the stars of the 2010 Thundersprint and is looking forward to returning to Europe’s biggest biking street party – but this time with a bike never before seen outside of India.
He said: “I just love the atmosphere at the Thundersprint. The crowds are great and always very welcoming. It’s just like one of the bigger Grands Prix with thousands of spectators everywhere you look. The atmosphere is very friendly and yet really exciting too.
“But what’s going to make this year really special is that I will be riding a 300cc Mahindra Mojo – a really funky, fun bike which is being launched just a few weeks before the Thundersprint.
“Mahindra are a fantastically enthusiastic company and when they heard about the size of the Thundersprint crowd they insisted on flying a bike in for me to ride. Now that’s what I call a keen team!”
Mahindra are the first Indian company to enter the fiercely competitive world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing but, as one of India’s biggest companies valued at in excess of $7.1 billion, Mahindra won’t be there just to make up the numbers on the grid. With a bike developed by Italian based Engines Engineering, a wholly owned Mahindra company, it won’t be long before Danny will be challenging the established stars.
Mufaddal Choonia, Mahindra Racing Team Principal, said: “The Thundersprint is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s biggest motorcycling events and that’s why we have decided to show our first mainstream motorcycle at the event. The Mahindra Mojo is all about fun – just like the Thundersprint – and we’re sure that Danny will have a great time on the bike entertaining the huge crowds.”
Thundersprint organiser, Frank Melling, is delighted that Danny will be returning to Northwich’s very own “Grand Prix in a Car Park”. Frank said: “We love having Danny at the Thundersprint. He combines brilliant riding ability with a great sense of humour and I’m certain that he will be an outstanding addition to the galaxy of stars we have riding with us this year. “