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Kent smashes Moto3™ lap record in FP3

 Kent smashes Moto3™ lap record in FP3

Danny Kent took advantage of a dry track to smash Jack Millers lap record pole time from last year, finishing FP3 on top by over 0.5s.

Grey skies and a track temperature of only 19 degrees greeted the Moto3™ riders as they took to the track for FP3. Although the weather conditions may have been slightly misleading, as the track appeared to be dry despite the poor visibility, with riders heading out on slicks and setting the fastest times of the weekend so far.

There was the usual manic end to the session, with riders chopping and changing spots on the leaderboard in the last few minutes as they got used to the drying track.

It was Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent who led the way with a 2’16.195, after setting the fastest ever Moto3™ lap around CoTA and smashing Jack Millers pole time from last year by 0.147s. He actually could have gone even faster on his last lap, but was held up by traffic. Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Miguel Oliveira (+0.541s) finished in 2nd, ahead of the once again impressive Andrea Locatelli (+1.011s) who rounded out the provisional front row.

Oliveira’s teammate Brad Binder was in 4th (+1.107s) with Niccolo Antonelli (+1.235s) on the Ongetta-Rivacold Honda in 5th in front of the man who was quickest overall yesterday, SAXOPRINT-RTG’s Alexis Masbou (+1.313s).

Click here for the full Moto3™ FP3 results, Qualifying Practice is due to start at 12:35 local time in Austin.


Moto3, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, FP3, Miguel Oliveira, Andrea Locatelli, Danny Kent

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