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Kent: “The rear pushed the front too much"

Kent: “The rear pushed the front too much'

Kent romps to pole in Germany despite an uncharacteristic crash in Qualifying.

Pole position in Moto3™ is often hard fought, riders dicing until the final laps of Qualifying to secure it. However, this weekend Danny Kent (Leopard Racing) has never been in doubt of starting from the top of the grid. Every session the Brit has been at least half a second clear of the rest of the field be it on new or old tyres. He and his team have barely touched the setting of his Honda since Assen.

It has not been a perfect weekend, despite topping every session so far, as Kent suffered a crash during Qualifying. This also brought down wildcard Maximilian Kappler (SAXOPRINT-RTG), ending both their sessions. A 1’26.460 from earlier in the session still gave Kent plenty of breathing room, calmly sitting in his box after the tumble.

Danny Kent: “It was just a simple crash without any affects to us. We put in a new rear tyre and kept the old front and its normal that things happen like this as the new rear pushes the front. I tried to get a bit more to the inside line and as soon as I opened the throttle the rear pushed the front too much. Unfortunately I lost the front and the bike hit another rider. I’m so sorry for Kappler to destroy his session too. But at the same time it’s a bit disappointing because I wasn’t able to ride the last ten minutes as we had another new tyres to our allocation for this part of qualifying practice. For sure we could have been improving in a few places and furthermore we could improve the lap time. But so far everything went according to our plans, so I look forward to race day with confidence.”

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, QP, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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