Superb win for Danny Kent in Catalunya
Leopard Racing’s World Championship leader Danny Kent struck back after two winless races with a superb move during the final lap in today’s Gran Premi de Catalunya.
Danny, who expected a big fight at the fierce end of the highly competitive Moto3 category for today’s round seven at the Catalunya circuit, made his strategy during the race after the 22 year young Briton tried several times to pull away of this contenders.
Kent knew exactly where his strengths at the 4,7 kilometers long track are, but at the end of the long straight all of his rivals were again at his tail. So he changed his tactic immediately, following and studying all of them during the final part before the Honda rider started a brave move in turn four during the final lap.
From this point Italian rider Enea Bastianini couldn’t do anything to hold off Danny’s supremacy as he rode to his fourth victory this season. Thanks to this superb win in the heat of Catalunya, Kent increases the championship lead to 51 points over Bastainini.
The Moto3™ World Championship now moves to the North of Europe for the historical TT Assen in the Netherlands in two weeks’ time.
#52 Danny KENT – Winner, World Championship position 1st (149 points):
“I’m happy, I’m happy because my strategy worked out really well. It was such a tough race because all riders at the front really wanted the victory today. I knew that I had some advantages in the last sectors of the track, particularly in the infield I was able to pull away by half of a second, but in the end it was impossible to do so. I tried it several times, but as soon as we entered turn one they pulled me back again. During the last four laps I followed them, thinking let do them their thing, because I knew my strong points and I’ll bounce back during the final lap. At this time the tyres dropped pretty much so I had to be focussed anyway. But in the end my strategy worked out really well so I’m pleased with this victory. Furthermore thanks to it we extended our championship lead, which was of course very important too. Congratulations and a big thanks to my team.”