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Webb to stay in 125

Danny Webb to Jack & Jones; Nico Terol to Aspar alongside Bradley Smith
18-year-old Danny Webb's grand prix future has been secured. The English teenager has been given a fantastic opportunity by the Spanish-based Jack and Jones team to ride in the 125cc World Championship for the next two years.

Webb signed a contract with the team at the final grand prix of the season in Valencia this weekend after a difficult injury hit season in the 125cc class, riding for the Dutch-based De Graff Aprilia team.

“The team have really shown faith in me which is brilliant because I've had a tough year,” said Webb, who discovered he'd broken three bones in his left foot after his crash in Malaysia when he visited the Clinica Mobile at Valencia before going out for the first practice session… then injured himself further in a qualifying highside.

“I've been talking to the team since the Grand Prix in Catalunya and I just hope I can do as well next year as Nico Terol has done for them this year. I'm really excited with the news and hopefully I'll be able to test in the next couple of weeks subject to the permission of my present team.”

This year Nico Terol riding has secured one grand prix win for the team and currently lies third in the World Championship with one round remaining.

Webb looks certain to be joined in the 125cc by fellow Briton Bradley Smith, who finished runner-up this year. Smith is set to confirm that he will remain with the Aspar Aprilia team in 2010 - and be joined by Terol.

Smith's present team-mate and newly crowned world champion Julian Simon will switch to Moto2.



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Ian Kennard - Unregistered

November 08, 2009 12:46 PM

Great news. I read this week that Danny needed £100K to get the ride. If I had it I would have paid that - good luck for next year Danny. So Danny has signed for next year, Bradley has apparently signed - all that leaves is for Scott to get something signed.

bradfan - Unregistered

November 08, 2009 7:58 PM

Really pleased for Danny, don't think Degraff ever managed to sort the RSA out fully, think Jack and Jones have a better handle on it, Danny is fast but needs to stay on the bike, he should be a top 5 finisher. With Brad staying at Aspar it looks like a good year for us brits in 125cc. Hopefully Danny Kent will get a ride in the next couple of years. Hope Scott gets a decent Moto2 ride



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