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Kent: “It was completely my fault as I was too fast”

Kent: “It was completely my fault as I was too fast”

Britain’s Kent ends Friday practice in third, despite a crash and lapping on used tyres.

The first session of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix had many thinking it would be a repeat of the German GP as Danny Kent (Leopard Racing) topped the first session by half a second. This came despite a late fall from the Brit as he pushed too hard, similar to is crash during Qualifying for the German GP. Again it looks as though Kent will be the rider to beat in Moto3™, his FP1 time strong enough to end the day in third.

Free Practice 2 saw Kent spend the majority of the session on used tyres, achieving fourth in the session. This is especially impressive as many other riders put in fresh tyres but were still unable to top Kent. With very little motorcycle racing occurring on the Indianapolis circuit grip on the opening day is always an issue, but Kent and the rest of the Moto3™ field were pleasantly surprised by conditions.

Danny Kent: “Coming back after three weeks off from racing it wasn’t a bad first day. The second practice was not as bad too as we went out on track just with used tyres. To lap all session long and finish FP2 inside the top five was good even though we have a few things to work on for tomorrow. But in general the first sensation was good after the break. This morning I had a small crash to report when I was going too fast into the corner for the track conditions at this time. It was completely my fault as I was too fast, so apologize to the team. But I fairly must admit that the track conditions are not too bad at all. It’s the same as every year here at the Speedway as you know as the weekend goes on you get more and more grip - the grip level is not too bad.”

Moto3, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, FP2, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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