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Kent: “It isn’t easy to stay focused”

Kent: “It isn’t easy to stay focused”

Every session was topped by the British rider at the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, including the most important one on Sunday.

Lining up on pole, Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent never looked in doubt of taking victory at the Sachsenring. A poor start saw him briefly shuffled down the order in the opening laps, having to contend with several riders including teammate Efren Vazquez. But eventually Kent was able to break away and put in lap after lap in the mid 1’27s come half race distance, over half a second faster per lap than his rivals. The Brit would win by 7.5 seconds as the field crossed the line, yet another dominating win in an almost perfect season.

With his fifth win of the season Kent extends his lead to 66 points in the Moto3™ Championship. Closest rival Enea Bastianini (Gresini Team Racing Moto3), has yet to take a single win this season, if the Italian can’t mount a challenge soon Kent may be able to claim the title as early as Phillip Island. Kent’s win in Germany is the first win by a British rider in the lightweight class since Dave Simmonds won in 1969.

Danny Kent: “I’m so happy about this win because this track is a really demanding one. Through all these corners and of course the long distance with 27 laps it isn’t easy to stay focused, especially when riding alone at the front. But in the end I managed it well so thanks to that I was able to extend our championship lead further. After we were so strong during all practice sessions and Qualifying practice the race start didn’t go as we expected. I didn’t make a great start when I dropped down some positions and I struggled a bit with the tyres, I had one moment with a big slide in turn twelve.”

“Anyway, from that point the tyres got better so everything went according to our plans. Due to our strong pace in practice sessions and Qualifying we knew that we can do a good race today. I’m very happy how things went through the first part of the season to be able to perform consistently that strong, so now I look forward to some relaxed weeks with a fine championship lead. A huge thanks to my team and all stuff, great job done every time.”

Moto3, 2015, GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, RAC, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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