Top ten finish at Le Mans for Danny
Danny Kent finished the French GP with a positive result, successfully placing inside the Top 10 in a crash-filled race at Le Mans. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider finished 10th in a 16-lap race, following an initial red flag on the second scheduled lap.
A crash on the second lap of the race, caused by an oil spill, brought out the red flag. Wildcard rider Danny was amongst a multitude of riders who fell in the incident, but thanks to great work by the team, his bike able to take the restart.
In a shortened 16-lap contest, Danny stuck with the second group, fighting for a place on the rostrum. After exchanging places on several occasions with teammate Bendsneyder, he finished 10th.
52 DANNY KENT
“It was a fun race, although personally I’m a bit frustrated because I had the pace to get on the podium. There was a large group of riders and I could have ended up in front of them. Maybe having spent a year and a half away from this class hurt me, and there were not many places at which to overtake. It is not easy for any rider to come back into a World Championship like Moto3. In summary, it was not a bad weekend at all. The whole team have done a great job. Today they had to fix the bike after the crash on the first start, and it was quite badly damaged. Now it’s time to keep looking forward and wait for a new opportunity.”