Danny Webb has announced that he has parted ways with WRP Wepol Racing team midway through the 2021 WorldSSP Championship season after a difficult start to the year.
The former Moto3 rider and starting Isle of Man TT returned to international circuits in 2020 with Czech team WRP Racing, riding a Yamaha R6.
Scoring eight top-ten results, culminating with a pair of eighth places at Magny-Cours and Estoril, Webb missed the first three rounds of the season when he injured his wrist in a crash at Motorland Aragon.
Returning to Assen, Webb failed to score in the Netherlands and Czech Republic and therefore opted to retire from the squad for the remainder of the year.
“It was a very difficult start to my second WorldSSP season and after a mutual agreement between myself and my WRP team, I decided that it was in the best interest of the team and myself to take step back and let them continue their WorldSSP challenge, ”he wrote on Twitter.
“I want to thank the team for their full support this year through a difficult time and all the hard work they have put in and I wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.
“I am very grateful to be still part of the WRP Wepol Racing family and look forward to getting back on a bike as soon as possible.”
Webb’s WorldSSP debut in 2020 coincided with the hiring of two-time WorldSBK champion James Toseland by WRP Wepol Racing team, although he has stepped down from that role for 2021.