Danny takes seventh in frustrating restarted Brno race
Due to two crashes right after the lights went out at the Brno circuit at lunch time today the race was re-started for a twelve lap’s stint in which series leader Danny Kent wasn’t able to push at his well-known level.
Otherwise than throughout the practice days weather conditions were slightly changed with less hot temperatures but a dry track after some overnight thunderstorms today.
Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent and Efren Vazquez were amongst the big front group with up to ten riders, who crossed the finish line within 1.5 seconds finally. But neither five times winner this season and dominant championship leader Kent nor Vazquez were able to set the pace at the fierce end due to several reasons.
After the back-to-back races in Indianapolis and Brno this weekend the Moto3™ World Championship takes a two weeks break now before heading to Great Britain for Kent’s probably most important race in front of his home fans later this month.
#52 Danny KENT – 7th, World Championship position 1st (199 points):
“Of course we’re here to try to extend our championship lead every time and we lost now 21 points over Bastianini in the last two races. The main problem was the re-start today where we asked for a new soft tyre, but didn’t get. So we were forced to put in a used medium rear because of the reduced distance with just twelfth laps. Though, the soft tyre is half a second quicker than the medium compound, of course a new one. So we went into the re-started race with a used medium race and we were losing too much in acceleration. Brno in particularly is a track, which offers a lot of acceleration, mainly the last section coming up the hill. However, I was on the limit all race long, but there were too many places where I got passed as well as I had some big moments due to the sliding rear. Anyway, we got some points, we finished in seventh place and we still have a 45 points lead in the championship. But honestly I’m quite frustrated. So now I look forward to do even better at my home race in Silverstone next time.”