Danny takes seventh at Sepang, as Moto3 title goes down to the wire
The penultimate race this season got underway according to the slightly changed time schedule for race day at the Malaysia Grand Prix today at lunch time with somewhat of a cautious start by championship leader Danny Kent.
He then dropped down the order to the middle of the pack during the opening laps and after that, it took a long while to recover from this position to caught the leading group in which was his only rival for Moto3 crown, Miguel Oliveira, fighting for victory. The Portuguese rider crossed the line in first position finally whilst Kent lost the possible championship winning sixth place in the last corner.
So for this result the 2015 Moto3™ World Championship will be decided in the final race in two weeks’ time where Danny needs to score two points if Oliveira is victorious again.
The Grand Prix paddock heads back to Europe now for a two weeks break before Valencia will host the season’s finale for the final shootout in the Moto3 category.
#52 Danny KENT – 7th, World Championship position 1st (253 points):
“Well, apart from this frustrating outcome of the weekend it was a very difficult race at all as we lost the front group straight off the line and it took a while to catch them again. However, as soon as I was racing amongst the front group it was clearly to see that our bike was too slow, so for that I wasn’t able to pass someone out of the slipstream. I was well aware that if I will finish the race in fifth place everything is on the safe side. However, to do so it would have been necessary that one of the rider of the front group is doing a mistake because at this track you win the race just in the last sector due to this two long straights here, but it was impossible for me pass someone on the straight. Yes, it’s a little bit frustrating again. So we now go to Valencia where we need to score two points if Oliveira will win again there. For sure it’s frustrating again as we would like to win the championship here. But it all comes to the finale in Valencia now.”