Danny Kent replaces injured Schrötter in the Dynavolt Intact GP team at the Red Bull Ring
The Dynavolt Intact GP team went directly from Czech Republic to the Red Bull Ring in Austria, to continue their hunt for championship points in the second consecutive race. Unfortunately without Marcel Schrötter, who has to miss the eleventh race of the season due to his hand surgery only a few days ago. The British rider, Danny Kent, jumps in to replace Schrötter.
Only three days ago, on Monday, Marcel Schrötter underwent a surgery on the scaphoid of his left hand. After long consideration, the Dynavolt Intact GP team decided to give the 24-year old some more time to heal his injury and thus to miss the race in Spielberg. The risk of further complications is considered to be simply too high.
However, the Suter of the Bavarian Racing Team will not be unused this weekend as Danny Kent, Moto3-World Champion of 2015, has been engaged to be the replacement. The 23-year-old knows the Suter from the winter tests already and he also ran up until the third race of the season with the Kiefer Racing Team.
Just like a post card scenery, the Red Bull Ring lies in between green mountains in the Austrian province of Styria. This track offers varied motorsport-action, thanks to its 65m-height difference and 4,3km-length with 7 right and 3 left turns.
“I’m looking forward to this weekend. First of all I want to say big thank you to the Intact GP team for giving me this great opportunity. I have already worked with some people in the team in the past. Of course we want to have a great result, so I will give 110% from FP1. This year has been a bit strange for me, because obviously I rode the Suter, then switched to Moto3 and then rode the Kalex in Mugello. A lot of changing bikes for me this season. I started the year with Suter and from what I’ve heard they changed some things with the bike. So I’m quite excited to see what is different.”