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Danny Webb splits with WRP Racing amid WorldSSP difficulties

The only British rider on the WorldSSP grid, Danny Webb announces he is splitting from the WRP Wepol Racing team after a tough 2021 season

Danny Webb - WRP Wepol Racing


Danny Webb has announced he has split from the WRP Wepol Racing team mid-way through the 2021 WorldSSP Championship season after a difficult start to the year.

The former Moto3 racer and Isle of Man TT starter returned to international circuit racing in 2020 as part of the Czech-based WRP Racing team, riding a Yamaha R6.

Achieving eight top ten results, peaking with a pair of eighth place finishes at Magny-Cours and Estoril, Webb missed the first three rounds of the season when he suffered a wrist injury in an accident at Motorland Aragon.

Returning to action at Assen, Webb failed to score in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic and has thus opted to step away from the team for the remainder of the year.

 “It’s been a really tough start to my second WorldSSP season and after a mutual agreement between myself and my WRP team I have decided it’s in the best interest for the team and myself to take a step back and let them continue their WorldSSP challenge,” he wrote on Twitter. 

“I want to thank the team for their utmost support this year through a difficult time and all the hard work they’ve put in and I wish them the best of luck for the remainder of the season. 

“I’m very grateful to still be a part of the WRP Wepol Racing family & I look forward to being back on a bike as soon as possible.”

Webb’s WorldSSP debut in 2020 coincided with the WRP Wepol Racing team hiring double WorldSBK Champion James Toseland to act as Team Principal, though he has stepped away from the role for 2021.