Danny Kent qualifies 12th for home race at Silverstone
A horrendously wet qualifying on Saturday afternoon for the Octo British Grand Prix, the twelfth round of 2016. On the 5.9 km historic British circuit of Silverstone, the Leopard Racing riders of the Moto2 class highlighted their skills and their sensitivity on the wet asphalt in the decisive stages of the session, one which caught many other unaware.
Home to Danny Kent, who this year is racing in front of his home fans as a World Champion for the first time, Silverstone treated him well as he took 12th place on the grid. The rider from Chippenham, victorious on this track last season, closed FP3 in the morning in 20th position, giving his best in qualifying and finishing two seconds behind Sam Lowes, his compatriot.
Tomorrow at 09:30 Local Time (GMT +1) the riders will be back on track for 20 minutes of warm-up before the lights go out at 14:00 for the twelfth race of the 2016 Moto2 World Championship.
#52 Danny KENT – 12th (2’28.930):
I think we can be satisfied with this Qualifying, P12 is not too bad for us, we’ve been struggling in the dry though so we have to wait and see what the weather is going to do on race day. I would prefer either fully wet or fully dry, if it’s dry then we need to try and find a good setup in the morning Warm Up. It will be a really important session for us to find our feeling for the race. I’m happy with P12 overall, we were on a faster lap but had a small crash at the end. That’s racing!”
Source: Leopard Racing