The Mahindra team performed well at the German GP, as they managed to gather more points to add to their tally of World Championship points. Even though the German leg of the event had its problems, both riders managed to overcome the hurdles to reach the finish in the day’s first race at the 3.671km challenging Sachsenring circuit.
English Rider, Danny Webb, had fractured his shoulder only two weeks ago, which made it increasingly difficult for him as the twenty-seven laps went on. The rider managed to finish in the 14th position, securing two points for his achievement.
Meanwhile, German rider Marcel Schrötter, Webb’s teammate managed to finish at the 16th position, just one position short of a points scoring spot. The rider had a bad start that put him at the back of the race.
The Mahindra bike was the only one on the 36 strong grid to have its chassis and engine made by their own team. The 125cc bike will now get a rest of four weekends before the next race begins, as only the premier class of MotoGP teams will participate in the upcoming US GP next week. It will also be welcome break for the riders. Meanwhile, Engines Engineering, an Italy based company will get further chance for developing on their disc valve exclusive engine. The next race by the team will take place in Czech Republic at Brno on August 14.
Danny Webb said on his performance that he was very lucky and managed to gain place during the last lap as two riders crashed before him, however this was the first time this year that he was lucky. The race was quite tough. Halfway through the race, his shoulder began to hurt badly. This meant that he was exerting more pressure on his left leg for compensating the pain, causing a muscle in this thigh to pump up, making him suffer a bad cramp. He struggled to move, trying not to push harder as he might crash again and hurt his shoulder even more. He however made it, finishing in points, and he accepted his result following his condition.
Meanwhile, Marcel Schrötter said that he had a bad start; however that was not the problem. He had a good feeling about the bike, and was able to go ahead, however he couldn’t go any faster. The engine, for some cause, would not rev beyond 11,000rpm, when it should have been capable of 12,500rpm and above. This resulted in him losing a lot of power, and it became difficult to pass by anybody. He is sure that he could have had a points finish.