Complicated opening day in the wet at Sepang for Danny Kent
Bad weather characterised the first day of the Malaysian Grand Prix, the seventeenth round of the 2016 season. Heavy showers hit the Sepeng International Circuit, limiting the performances of the protagonists of the intermediate Moto2 class.
Danny Kent could not get past 22nd position in the combined time this Friday, his best lap a2’11.390 around the newly revised Sepang Circuit. The 22 year old from Chippenham could not find the right feeling with the front due to the large puddles left scattered along the racing line post-shower.
Tomorrow opens with the third and final free practice session, anticipating the afternoon of formal qualifying that will decide the starting grid for the Moto2 class of the Malaysian Grand Prix 2016.
#52 Danny KENT- 22nd (2’11.390):
“Difficult day for us. Weather hasn’t helped because we only got two dry laps and then the rest were in the wet. In FP1 the feeling was quite good in the rain. In FP2 the track conditions were far from perfect as there were a lot of wet spots on the racing line. It was basically just trying to find the confidence but again I don’t have any feeling from the front. I’m 2.5 seconds off from the front group but I’m already having moments on the front in the slow corners. We definitely need to make a change for tomorrow.”
Source: Leopard Racing