Former Moto3 star Danny Webb is under no illusions his Supersport debut at this weekend's Nurburgring World Superbike round is going to be anything but tough and is expecting a steep learning curve.
The Kent rider has spent all of his career on two-strokes before Moto3, a 250cc four-stroke class, saw the end of stinkwheels in world championship racing. He also hasn't ridden at the German track before, so he has a lot to take in on Friday morning.
"I have ridden a 600cc bike once before, it was a standard Honda at the Ron Haslam race school about two years ago, so everything is going to be very new," said Webb.
"It will be a steep learning curve. I haven't ridden at the Nurburgring before either, but I can learn fast. I am super motivated, more than ever, to show what I can do. We are trying to get out and have a ride before the German Round but we will see, in any case it will only be to get used to the weight and how the bike feels, nothing more. If not it won't be a big deal, I will just have to work harder.
"PTR is a title challenging race team and I want to show what I can do on what is clearly a very competitive bike. Having an English team around me will help as well, I am absolutely sure. I am excited and can't wait to get racing. I think the World Supersport Championship is very competitive and there are some very high class riders in the field.
"It is a truly respected class, a lot of teams from many paddocks in the world look at it, so I'm very excited and honoured to be racing in this series."