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Kent the most successful British rider since Sheene

Kent the most successful British rider since Sheene

Danny Kent continues to re-write the record books after taking his fifth career victory at the Spanish GP.

Kent continued his great start to 2015 with victory at Jerez, and with it continues to enter his name in the record books with respect to achievements by British riders:

  • Kent is the first British rider in any of the grand prix classes to win three successive races since Barry Sheene in the 500cc class in 1977.

  • He is the first British rider to win three or more successive races in the lightweight-class (Moto3/125cc) of grand prix racing since Dave Simmonds won seven successive 125cc GP races in 1969. Simmonds won the world title in 1969 riding a Kawasaki and is the last British rider to take the championship in the lightweight-class.

  • The win at Jerez was the fifth win of his career, making him the most successful British rider in terms of grand prix victories since Barry Sheene.

  • Kent is the first British rider in any class to finish on the podium at the opening four races of the year since Phil Read started the 1975 season with four successive top three finishes in the 500cc class.

 

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Moto3, 2015, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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