Kent Shrugs Off Valencia Testing Crash


Danny Kent enjoyed a productive two days of testing in Valencia despite suffering a high speed crash on his Leopard Racing Kalex. The Moto3 world champion returns to the intermediate class this year with the same team which took him to title glory in November and the Briton believes the winning formula will serve him well in preparation for 2016.

“It was another good two days of testing for me and the team. Myself and my crew chief have a plan and we will stick to that plan as we did in 2015 pre-season and we’ve learned a lot together. Unfortunately, I had a small crash on the second day at Turn 7 where I tucked the front at 200km/h. I’ve hurt my arm a little but thankfully nothing more. Overall it was a really good two days, it’s great to be back with the team, we know we have a lot to learn still but it was a solid start.”

Kent’s teammate, Miguel Oliveira, ended the test as the quicker of the two riders and the Portuguese rookie was satisfied with his progress.

“We have not changed much, we started with the basic setting of Barcelona. We have tried many things despite the fact we lost a little time with tyres. I’m focused more on riding style, to move myself closer to the Moto2 style: for example, in the entrance to the curve. The tyres will be the most important aspect to understand. All in all we are satisfied with the achieved time.”