Webb: It was a big achievement
Webb: It was a big achievement

Danny Webb is another one of Kent’s racing contingent to have been crowned a champion in 2018.

Webb has undoubtedly turned himself into one of the best road racers in recent years, which is emphasised by the face he won the International Road Racing Superbike title and the BMW Motorrad Trophy in 2018.

Speaking to Kent Sports News about how people took a while to realise what a formidable road racing talent he was, Danny said: “We had a good season last year and had some good results. A lot of people only realised how well we had been riding at the Macau Grand Prix result.”

It really was a season to remember for the Tunbridge Wells rider as he achieved everything he set out to do, in becoming the IRRC Superbike champion.

He added: “It was a big achievement. The aim going into the season was to win it. I didn’t expect to be that fast and that dominant at new tracks to me.

“It’s good to be the first British rider to win it and I hope it give the championship more recognition.”

Danny was the most consistent rider on the roads last season, finishing second or better in every race.

“We were consistent and fast everywhere what did surprise me because most of the circuits were new to me.

“Horace stood out as that’s where I won the championship but I didn’t expect to win there as the track is very hard to learn so to win and to get the lap record was a surprise.

“Also Macau stood out to me. The Bol Dor also was a highlight riding a new bike and only doing one day riding it before the event to finish on the podium there was an amazing achievement.”

As well as winning the IRRC Danny took the BMW Motorrad Trophy in 2018, another fantastic achievement.

He said: “It is a good achievement and a year ago I would have never expected to win it. We had a good all round season.”

Danny is now preparing for another challenge, as he takes on his fourth 24 hour Moto race in April of this year.

He added: “I have competed in there 24 hour races so far and finished on the podium in all three, it never gets easier. I know where I can improve on my body and myself so I am working on that for the next one.”

Danny has taken to the track and raced in many series and we asked him whether he would consider a return to the race track.

“I am open to any series but at the moment my focus is on what I am doing. If something else comes up I will always look and consider it if it is in my interest.”

Finally with the 2019 season just around the corner we asked Danny what his plans were for the upcoming campaign, but he was giving nothing away.

He said: “I haven’t announced my plans for the 2019 season yet. I am really excited for what’s to come and some new challenges. My plans will be announced on my social media pages at the end of this month.”

Main Image courtesy of Milan Kubin

Classic TT Image courtesy of Gianluca Domenicali