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Kent: “It’s an amazing feeling to win your home GP!”

Kent: “It’s an amazing feeling to win your home GP!”

Danny Kent could not hide his delight after taking his sixth victory of the season in front of the passionate fans at his home grand prix.

The 21-year-old got a brilliant start and after inheriting the lead from Isaac Viñales never looked back. Kent put on a master class of wet riding and pulled out a ten second lead over his rivals.

It became a test of concentration for the Brit as he managed the gap at the front perfectly to claim victory by over 8 seconds, much to the delight of 73,000 fans at Silverstone. In doing so he extended his lead in the championship standings over Enea Bastianini to 70 points after the Italian crashed out of the race.

Danny Kent: “The conditions were difficult all race distance long but towards the end it got worse, so you needed to ride carefully at every time. There was definitely no time to take it easy. But I tried to stay calm as Isaac pulled away and after I took the lead I had to remain focussed all the way down to the line. However, I was sliding a lot but I managed it well to remain seated on the bike to win this Grand Prix. Of course it’s an amazing feeling to win your home round in front of this cheering crowd out there, but also my whole family is there and so many friends came to see me winning. The atmosphere was amazing too and it’s the same dream for every rider if you would like to win at any track of the calendar of course it’s your home grand prix which I’ve achieved today. I’m so happy about that. The championship is still open even though we won 25 points today, but on the other side we lost 21 points during the last two races. So you can win points as fast you can lose it. We just need to keep working hard till the very last race of the series.”

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

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