Promising Mugello weekend ends in DNF for Danny
Danny Kent was running tenth and fighting hard in today’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello when he was the victim of a fall, from which he was thankfully uninjured, but nonetheless forced to retire from the race.
It had been a promising weekend, given Danny’s newness to the team and the bike – replacing the injured Spaniard Iker Lecuona – and practice and qualifying had shown him making great progress through the sessions, and the race was going strongly right up until the crash.
The Team have expressed themselves happy with Danny work and racing, and – like him – are only sorry he wasn’t able to make it to the finish. Danny too professed himself to be happy with the weekend overall, and on how things went working with the team.
“For me and for the team, I’m really disappointed not to have seen the chequered flag, but I have to admit that this weekend was positive. I knew Thursday that it would be difficult: first time with the team, first time with the new Kalex, ten days after riding a Moto3. Throughout the weekend, we progressed step by step. The start was good, I was fighting in the top 10, that’s what we wanted; I felt good with the bike, but I got out in turn No. 12 and when I found myself in the gravel I could not keep the bike on its wheels. Thanks to Fred, the sponsors and the whole team for giving me this opportunity, it was a great experience.”