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British riders break records in Argentina

British riders break records in Argentina

Danny Kent, Sam Lowes and Cal Crutchlow made it a weekend to remember for British fans as they each made it onto the podium in Argentina.

After the success of winning two races in Austin, British riders again had a good day in Argentina across all three classes:

- With Danny Kent winning the Moto3™ race, together with third place finishes for Sam Lowes in Moto2™ and Cal Crutchlow in MotoGP™, it was the first time that Britain has had podium finishers in three current GP classes (or equivalent) at a GP event since the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1978 when Clive Horton finished second in the 125cc race, Tom Herron was second in the 250cc race, and Steve Manship and Barry Sheene finished second and third in the 500cc race.

- Danny Kent is the first British rider to win back-to-back races in the lightweight-class (Moto3™/125cc) since 1971 when Barry Sheene won at the Swedish 125cc GP at Anderstorp and then a week later won the Finnish GP at Imatra.

- Kent won the Moto3™ race in Argentina by 10.334 seconds. Which is the largest margin of victory in the lightweight-class of grand prix racing in a dry race since Nico Terol won the 125cc race at the Grand Prix of Catalunya in 2011 by 10.356 seconds.

- Kent is the first rider to win back-to-back lightweight class grand prix races both by a margin of greater than eight seconds since Dirk Raudies in 1993.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, Sam Lowes, Cal Crutchlow, Danny Kent

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