Danny starts 2016 testing in Catalunya
Danny Kent has made his 2016 debut in the intermediate Moto2 class the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
After winning the World Championship in the lightweight Moto3 category, for 2016 Danny moves up with the Leopard Racing team as it rises to the intermediate Moto2 class.
With the Kalex frame there is already a solid base, built upon even more so by a pair of strong young riders in Danny and teammate Miguel Oliveira. The young men were rivals at the end of last season until the last race as they competed for the title in the Moto3 World Championship.
For the Brit, with the Moto3 World Championship under his belt, it is a return to the Moto2 category, but now Danny is determined not to play a role as an extra and he is already getting a great feeling with the bike since his earliest laps on it.
#52 Danny KENT:
“It was good to get back in the saddle after two months, those of December and January, in which he could not run. This first step is important because it is a completely new experience, both for the team and for the bike. More than the times we have focused on the feeling of the bike and its set-up. They were two positive days, I found my pace slowly, but a shame about the poor conditions: with dirty track yesterday and today’s strong wind. We will try to improve from next test.”