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Kent: “Motivation is high to try and win the championship”

Kent: “Motivation is high to try and win the championship”

Danny Kent left the Australian GP with the bitter taste of disappointment in his mouth; he wants to make it right in Malaysia.

With just a handful of laps to go in Phillip Island, Danny Kent was sent down as he made contact with several other riders. Although he was uninjured in the accident, his championship was forced to wait till the next round. With Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) taking victory, the Portuguese rider now stands as Kent’s lone obstacle to claiming the title. The Brit enters the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix with a substantial 40-point lead and will take the 2015 crown as long as he leaves with a 25 point advantage over Oliveira, it may sound easy but anything can happen in the Moto3™ World Championship. A top three finish would guarantee Kent's title.

The Leopard Racing rider is approaching the Malaysian GP with his eyes fixed on taking the title, pushing the best way to avoid the distractions caused by the incredible temperatures. Even without the brutal Malaysian heat, the Sepang International Circuit is a difficult track, the wide circuit offers a variety of lines to the Moto3™ riders and picking the ideal one is critical. Kent has never stood on the podium in Sepang, but has always finished inside the top ten in the Moto3™ class with a best finish of fourth. The last few races have been a trying time for Kent but the hardships have made the Brit more determined than ever to take his first world title.

Danny Kent: “I look forward to the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. Motivation is high to try and win the championship finally after the bad outcome of the Phillip Island race last Sunday. Sepang is a difficult circuit, mainly due to the hot weather conditions but I’m ready for this challenge, excited to get the weekend started. Of course my body was sore but I recovered well during the last days so I don’t feel any pain coming from last Sunday’s crash but in any case it doesn’t bother me and I also tried to get used to these completely different conditions in the last days, though I preferred to stay inside in a well air-conditioned place. I had decent results in the past years in Sepang with qualifying for seventh spot on the grid and a fourth place in the race last year. The track’s layout is very challenging but I thinks it suits my riding style and my Honda machine too.”

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, SHELL MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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