Retirement in Catalunya finishes difficult weekend for Danny
There was a strange atmosphere on the starting grid for the Moto2 class today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with the memory of the late Luis Salom in the mind of everyone.
At the start, the two Leopard Racing riders maintained their positions obtained in qualifying, remaining locked in the tight tussle.
Halfway through the race however there was a cold shower for Danny Kent, the 21-year old from Chippenham forced to pit due to a technical anomaly on his Kalex. The problem couldn’t be solved and the Brit was forced to withdraw.
The Frenchman Johann Zarco won the Grand Prix de Catalunya, with Rins and Nakagami on the podium. Miguel Oliveira passed Pons and crossed the line in 8th place: his best result in the intermediate class and the third consecutive race in the points.
Danny currently has 12 points in the overall championship standings. The Brit will look for a better performance at the next race at Assen TT.
#52 Danny Kent – DNF:
“Of course I’m disappointed with the result, another DNF. We were very unlucky with the problem we had with the front brake disc and pads. It’s been a tough weekend. We had some good moments but had a small crash in Qualifying which had us down in 21st. This is not how we wanted to start, we have to keep our heads high and keep working. Hopefully our bad luck leaves us soon.”
Source: Leopard Racing