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Kent: “I’m really, really happy with today’s pole position”

Kent: “I’m really, really happy with today’s pole position”

Danny Kent is delighted with his second pole position of the season, although he doubts he can break away at the front in the race.

Kent, who struggled to setup his Honda machinery properly for the fast and flowing Mugello Circuit yesterday, displayed a strong comeback to qualify for pole position for the second time this season. Leopard Racing’s British rider broke the existing pole record at Mugello by three-tenths of a second.

Danny Kent: “I’m really, really happy with today’s pole position because it was an amazing lap. You know we struggled to find a good setting for the bike yesterday, but we made some changes to the bike for FP3 this morning and again I had a good feeling immediately. So for this a big thanks to my team for all their efforts. We went into qualifying practice very confident because we knew our pace is competitive. But it all came better as we set a new pole record. Also congratulations to Hiroko for his first front row start, he did an amazing job, but it also underlined our strong pace today. It will be a tough race tomorrow because a big group will fight at the front, but we’re in an excellent position to take the most of it. I’m confident for tomorrow’s race but I won’t say I’ll be able to pull away like I was capable to do so in Austin and Argentina. Of course there is always a chance to pull away, firstly due to our strong pace, but with the long straight at this circuit there is even a big opportunity to lose half a second if you’re without a slipstream. Maybe I can open a gap by half a second throughout a lap but at the end of the straight the group will be at my tail again. But never say never, we will push 100 percent to deliver a great race tomorrow.”

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Moto3, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, QP, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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