Danny Webb will replace Karel Hanika at Platinum Bay Moto3 team with immediate effect, it has been announced.
Webb, a veteran of 100 races across the Moto3 and 125cc categories, returns to the world championship fold after three years, having last raced in 2013 for Ambrogio Racing (in Moto3) riding a Suter Honda.
The British rider has played an integral role in development of Mahindra’s Moto3 bike and hence is ideally suited for its customer team Platinum Bay.
The decision to terminate Hanika’s contract came due to lack of results in the first part of the season with four retirements in seven races.
The Czech rider has failed to score a single point, having managed a best result of 20th position at Mugello.
It has also been reported that Hanika encountered problems with the bike, which couldn’t be solved in due course of time.
The 20-year-old joined Platinum Bay in 2016, after two years with Ajo Motorsport riding the KTM bike, finishing 18th in both the season.
Webb will be partnered by Darryn Binder, who stays with the team following a 12th place finish at the previous round in Barcelona.
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