The Mahindra Group has declared its riders for the 2011 MotoGP season, thus becoming the first Indian manufacturer to compete in the sport. Mahindra Racing has hired Danny Webb and Marcel Schrötter as their riders for this season who will commence testing next month. Both the riders are very young and enthusiastic of winning in the 125cc class at the 2011 MotoGP World Championships.

“It is a matter of great pride for us to represent India in the world’s most prestigious two-wheeled race series. Mahindra Motorcycles will compete with the best in class, and it will be an ideal opportunity for us to showcase our strengths in the engineering and IT domains. MotoGP is the ultimate test for the finest talents in motorcycle racing and an immensely popular championship with a cult following. Our participation will also help us leverage the power of global branding for the Mahindra Group,” Mr. Anand Mahindra, VC and MD, Mahindra Group said.