Positive start in Austria for Danny Kent

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A convincing start for the Leopard Racing team this weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. The Austrian track is the theatre of the tenth round of the World Championship 2016. Both Kent and Oliveira were strong from the first free practice session this morning, where they had their strongest Friday since the start of the year.

The good work done during the end of July tests was confirmed by the results of Danny Kent, with the Englishman finding a strong feeling on his Kalex. The Moto3 World Champion, at home in the morning on used tires and now recovered from the rib injury which forced him to miss Sachsenring, reported a best time of 1’30.588, less than 0.9s behind the leader of the first day Tom Luthi.

Saturday will open with the third and final free practice session, ahead of the afternoon show of Qualifying that will decide the starting grid for the Moto2 Grand Prix of Austria 2016.

#52 Danny KENT – 17th (1’30.588):
“Today has been 50-50. The first practice, we made good progress from the first races and we were able to get the top ten. I had a lot of motivation going into the second practice, we saved the three tyre for the afternoon but as soon as we put it in we found some new problems. So we have to solve those tomorrow to improve. only 0.3 from the top five but we’re down in P17, it’s very close as always. The good thing is we did a two day test here a couple weeks ago and we’re still far from our best lap back then, there’s still room to improve.”

Source: Leopard Racing