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Kent: “It is a really bad outcome”

Kent: “It is a really bad outcome”

A difficult race at the San Marino GP is made worse by a penalty, destroying his hopes of a podium.

The Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini saw a classic six rider battle emerge at the front of the Moto3™ race. Unfortunately for Leopard Racing, Danny Kent wasn’t in this front group as difficult opening laps had allowed the others to break away slightly. As Kent pushed to regain contact he was given a one-place penalty for exceeding track limits, forcing him to sit up and drop behind a rider who was over three seconds behind. Throughout the weekend riders had time in practice repeatedly cut for exceeding track limits and Race Direction saw Kent do the same on multiple occasions during the race.

As Kent battled, his closest title rival Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Team Moto3) was able to secure his first win in the Moto3™ World Championship and cut Kent’s advantage. Even after his Misano misfortune, Kent leads the Moto3™ World Championship by 55-points, a healthy margin as the championship enters the final five races. If the gap remains the same, Kent could wrap up the title in Australia. But Kent is taking the season race by race and is first focusing on Monday's post race test in Misano where both Moto2™ and Moto3™ riders will get some much needed track time.

Danny Kent: “Of course this was not the race that we were hoping for because we definitely had the pace to win today. But I had to drop back one position and the rider behind me had already a gap by more than three seconds, so we lost the race due to that. Till that point I was following and watching the hard battles in front of me, but at the same time I was confident to catch them all as long as the race went. But in the end it is a really bad outcome of the weekend and of course not the result we were looking for.”

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Moto3, 2015, GRAN PREMIO TIM DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, RAC, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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