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Kent: “I’m a bit disappointed to miss out pole”

Kent: “I’m a bit disappointed to miss out pole”

Home hero Danny Kent narrowly misses out on a home pole position at the Octo British Grand Prix.

A difficult opening day at the British GP saw Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent miss all of FP1, leaving him a session behind his competition for much of the weekend. The Brit dug deep and produced a solid lap during Saturday’s Qualifying session, seeing him sit atop the timing sheets until the final minutes. The slipstream at Silverstone is worth up to a second due to the three long straights, and many other riders were able to find a tow while Kent was not.

Even without the tow of another rider, the Moto3™ World Championship leader was able to secure third on the grid for Sunday’s race. The last two races have seen bad luck strike and Kent fail to finish on the podium, but for his home round this won’t do. Kent is confident that come rain or shine he’ll be able to do well and is aiming to give British race fans something to cheer about on Sunday.

Danny Kent: “Of course I’m a bit disappointed to miss out pole position today from which I would like to start tomorrow, especially because it’s my home race. But we can be happy with third place too, because as you may know we started the weekend with some difficulties as we lost FP1 on Friday morning. So at this point I want to thank my team for their hard work done to catch up to our competitors. Anyway, I qualified for a good position to start into the race and we’re feeling confident to do well tomorrow. In case of rain tomorrow I’ve to say that I also enjoy riding in the wet and the conditions are the same for all riders. So I’m confident that we’ll be well prepared for both possible conditions. I’m not worried about the big gap to Navarro’s pole time because I’m pretty sure that he’ll not be able to race that high pace during the race. On the other side we’re strong and consistent with race tyres so no worries about that. In any case I’ll try my utmost to give the amazing British race fans something to cheer tomorrow afternoon.”

Moto3, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, QP, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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