Danny Kent qualifies fifteenth in Motegi
With Miguel Oliveira was forced to sit out the event from injury, the Leopard Racing running with only Danny Kent on the second day of Motul Grand Prix of Japan. The 4.8 km of the Twin Ring Motegi, was again host to the official qualifying session to decide the starting grid.
The good feelings from yesterday have resulted in another positive day for the English rider, who was 15th in Free Practice 3 ahead of the shootout session. This was the same position that the 22 year old from Chippenham confirmed in qualifying this afternoon, showing a good pace and lowering his own reference lap by 0.8s.
Last year in Moto3, Danny closed the Japanese Grand Prix in sixth place: can he duplicate the result of 2015 and re-enter the Top Ten? The goal is within his reach.
Tomorrow at 09:10 Local Time (GMT +9) the riders will be back on track for 20 minutes of warm-up before the lights go out at 12:20 for the fifteenth race of the 2016 Moto2 World Championship.
#52 Danny KENT – 15th (1’51.035):
“I’m happy. P15 is not where we want to be, I feel our potential is a little bit better, but the weekend in general has gone quite well for us. There haven’t been any mistakes and I have good feeling with the bike. The team are working really well, I have a good feeling with the bike and I’m happy and confident on the bike. I feel like we can have a strong race tomorrow. I think from the pace we have we can be fighting in the group for tenth.”
Source: Leopard Racing