Mahindra unveils MotoGP 2011 team

    The Mahindra Group introduces its MotoGP racing team, Mahindra Racing.

    Published On Jan 21, 2011 08:00:00 AM

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    Mahindra unveils MotoGP 2011 team

    The Mahindra Group has introduced its MotoGP racing team, Mahindra Racing. Mahindra will be participating in the 125cc class of the 2011 MotoGP championship. The team comprises of German rider Marcel Schrötter and British racer Danny Webb.
     
    Mahindra’s entry to the MotoGP Championship follows its acquisition of Engines Engineering of Italy, a company that has been constructing race bikes and providing specialised components and technical support for teams in MotoGP since 2003. The Mahindra World Championship motorcycle has been designed and developed by the Italian two-wheeler specialist.
     
    Marcel Schrotter, the 18-year-old former German and European 125cc champion, said: “It is exciting to be part of an international collaboration, especially with a company like Mahindra whose ethos is to support upcoming talent. With a year’s experience in the World Championship under my belt, I am now looking forward to making a mark with Mahindra Racing at the MotoGP World Championships.”
     
    Danny Webb’s talent was spotted from an early age and he became a MotoGP Academy rider, making his World Championship debut at the age of 15 in 2006. Danny, 19, will enter his fifth full season in the 125cc class. The British rider said: “I hope that all the experience I have racing in the 125cc class can help this new but ambitious team and I can take a step up this year. It is a privilege to ride for the first Indian team to enter the World Championship. There seems to be a real buzz about India in international sport at the moment and it would be great if we get a good Indian following.”
     
    Mahindra Racing will race alongside the Indo-Italian WTR Ten10 Racing Team that also makes its debut in 2011.

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