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Kent: “We are still not at the absolute limit”

Kent: “We are still not at the absolute limit”

Britain’s Danny Kent feels there is still room for improvement after setting a new lap record at the Motul TT Assen.

A 1’41.860 from the Leopard Racing rider in FP2 beat Jack Miller’s pole record from last year by almost half a second. This lap came after Kent had spent much of the session working with the soft Dunlop compound in a long ten lap run. Other Moto3™ riders should be worried as Kent feels he is not yet at his limit, despite this staggering pace on the opening day.

The British rider will be looking to avoid a repeat of 2012 where a touch with his then teammate Sandro Cortese saw Kent lucky to stay on the bike. Kent would recover from this moment and go on to claim third in the race, his first podium in the World Championship.

Danny Kent: “Well, this of course was a very good start into the weekend because apart of our position we already have a very good feeling with the bike. But most important we are still not at the absolute limit though there is some room for improvements. This for sure is a very promising fact although we are already lapping under the lap record from last year. Today was definitely a positive day for us and I’m happy with the job done thus far. Everything goes accordingly to our plans, we have made a good start, but nevertheless we need to keep working in the same direction to be ready for tomorrow’s qualifying practice.”

Moto3, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, FP2, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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