Danny sets to work in Texas as Grand Prix of The Americas gets underway
In contrast to Argentina two weeks ago, it was truly not a decent start into the weekend for the German Kiefer Racing Moto2™ outfit. The ambitious team couldn’t take benefit from the good weather conditions on Friday as there were different responses about the handling of their still new race bike.
Great Britain’s Danny Kent lost lots of time in the track’s first part where it requires a clean line from one corner to the next in order to set decent lap times at the 5.5 kilometres long Circuit of The Americas.
Danny was able to improve his lap time at significantly warmer temperatures but unable to wrap up day one of practice with any great progress in his position. So, this means that a lot of work is waiting for Kiefer Racing before Saturday afternoon’s qualifying which is set to decide the starting grid.
#52 Danny KENT, FP1: P19 – 2´12.907 (13/13) / FP2: P23 – 2´12.571 (4/13):
“Obviously, this wasn’t the way we wanted to start the weekend here in Austin. It was a difficult opening day overall because we struggled a lot holding the line, especially through sector one where you go from corner to the other. Anyway, it seems that my bike is running wide there. We changed quite a lot to the bike during the break between today’s two sessions but we still keep running with the same problems. We will look on the data now in order to see what we can do for tomorrow and to try to make a big step because we need one.”