Brno (Czech Republic): Mahindra Racing recorded its second double points finish of the season in the Moto GP as Danny Webb and Marcel Schrotter ended 12th and 14th respectively in the Czech Republic Grand Prix. (Agencies)
The Mahindra riders overcame poor grid positions -- 22nd and 23rd -- to earn six points from the race, on Sunday.
Mahindra had its first double points finish in June at the Dutch GP in Assen. While 18-year-old Schroetter had come ninth to pocket seven points, Webb had finished 13th to earn three points.
In Sunday''s race, Webb gained two places in the final lap while Schrotter moved up by one place.
Fortunes came and went during the race, with Schrotter moving past Webb, then dropping to the back of the group with gear-changing issues.
At the end he found a way round the problem to close right up once more. Team principal Mufaddal Choonia congratulated the riders.
"Considering the depressing starting position, I am very happy that both riders capitalised at the start. A double points finish is very pleasing. I hope we can improve on it at Indianapolis."
Webb was delighted that they could overcome problems to finish in points bracket.
"A good race, and my fitness level felt really good through the whole race, after my shoulder injury earlier. My start was good, the engine was going well, and we managed to fix our chassis difficulties also. "In the last four laps I was struggling with rear grip and lost some places, but I managed to up my pace and get them back. Both of us in the points ... it''s mega," he said.
Germany''s Schrotter was also satisfied with the outcome. "In the middle of the race, there was a little problem with my quick-shift gearchange, so I was losing a little time every shift. But I could make it up in the corners, and I pushed really hard in the closing laps."
Brno (Czech Republic): Mahindra Racing recorded its second double points finish of the season in the Moto GP as Danny Webb and Marcel Schrotter ended 12th and 14th respectively in the Czech Republic Grand Prix.