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Kent: “Motegi has been a very good track for me”

Kent: “Motegi has been a very good track for me”

Danny Kent is presented with his first title chance at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, a track that holds fond memories.

The Aragon GP was a disaster for Danny Kent (Leopard Racing) as he crashed at the last corner of the last lap, forfeiting a potentially massive lead in the championship as Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Team Moto3) had also fallen. With both the Moto3™ World Championship title rivals unable to finish, the 55-point difference remained unchanged and as such Kent has the ability to take the title in Motegi, the site of his first World Championship victory. Kent must leave with a 75-point advantage over Bastianini, if Kent wins the Italian must finish 11th or lower. Alternatively if Kent is second Bastianini must fail to score.

Kent’s record in Motegi is strong, the Brit having taken victory in 2012 and sixth in 2014 after a dramatic final lap where he and Jack Miller touched with just a few corners to go. The 2015 season saw Kent dominate the Moto3™ class early in the early stages, but his rivals have closed him down and made him fight till the end. It’s not just Bastianini who is still in the title hunt as both Miguel Oliveira and Romano Fenati have a mathematical chance of being crowned champion.

Danny Kent: “I’m excited to go overseas for the series’ annually Grand Prix in Asia and Australia, starting with the race in Japan this weekend. Well, it’s a busy time but I really like this triple header. Motegi has been a very good track for me in the past and it’s a circuit where I enjoy riding a lot. I have had two pole positions there and the best memories came from my first ever Grand Prix victory at the Twin Ring back in 2012. The target for this round is simple said, as I will work hard on my race pace all weekend that we can have a great race on Sunday. I’m just focused on that.”

Moto3, 2015, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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