Disappointing DNF puts an end to Danny’s Spanish GP
An exciting and difficult race unfolded at the Andalusian track of Jerez today, the fourth round of the 2016 season taking place in front of thousands of wild fans.
After a cold and misty morning, the sun broke through and near ideal conditions greeted the Moto2 riders on the grid. The protagonists sat, waiting for the start lights.
For Danny Kent it was a short and disappointing race. Danny was hampered by traffic, unable to shake his rivals – and struck with a penalty after Qualifying, was circulating outside the points until he lost control of his Kalex on the fifth lap and retired.
A double DNF – as teammate Miguel Oliveira also crashed out – did not reflect the potential and is no reward for the hard work done by Stefan Kiefer and his team.
For now though it’s time for the team to analyse the data and focus on the French GP, starting on the 6th of May.
#52 Danny KENT – NC:
“Another bad weekend. Out of five of us in Leopard four crashed. Big apology to the team as this is not what we want. But I was able to make some steps forward with areas. We have a week and a half to go back home and work hard on my fitness to come back to Le Mans with the best fitness I can. We’re not so far way, it’s just small things we need to improve. In Moto2 where everything is so close, if you’re 0.3s off your outside the top ten.”
Source: Leopard Racing