Danny takes home victory in Silverstone masterclass
Championship leader Danny Kent topped his home round with a superb win in a rain soaked race at Silverstone today.
Weather conditions were changed massively for the race this afternoon as teams and riders found already wet conditions during the warm up session earlier today. However, at the time of the race, rain got much heavier to make conditions with low temperatures even more difficult for all involved parties.
Meanwhile, Danny Kent got a brilliant start and took the right choice between a risky and safely ride during the opening laps. The 21 year old from Great Britain also remained calm as the early race leader Isaac Vinales opened a gap between him and Danny, before the Spaniard crashed out of the race.
Once in the lead, Danny performed a masterclass in that tricky conditions to win his sixth race this season, particularly in front of a cheering home crowd. In doing so he extended the championship lead to 70 points over Italian Enea Bastianini, who crashed out of the race too.
August was a busy month for the Moto3™ World Series with three races, so an upcoming two weeks breaks is welcomed for teams and riders. The championship continues in two weeks’ time at the Italian track in Misano with the Gran Premio de San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini.
#52 Danny KENT – Winner, World Championship position 1st (224 points):
“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 as 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 is 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.”