EV­ERY DAY IS A SCHOOL DAY FOR KENT LOWES: THE MAN TO BEAT?

MOTO2 Rapid Brit takes it to the Moto2 elite with bril­liant pace and con­sis­tency

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport - By Matthew Birt

Quickly banishing old Moto3 habits is go­ing to be the key to Danny Kent’s hopes of Moto2 suc­cess in 2016.

The reign­ing Moto3 world cham­pion was an en­cour­ag­ing 12th fastest in Jerez and just over 0.5s out­side of the top three on the Leop­ard Rac­ing Kalex.

Kent was faster than cur­rent Moto2 cham­pion Jo­hann Zarco and Marc VDS duo Alex Mar­quez and Franco Mor­bidelli.

And the 22-year-old eas­ily out­paced chief 2015 foe and Leop­ard team-mate Miguel Oliveira by close to 0.9s.

Kent, who had a small crash at turn two on the se­cond day, told MCN: “My

DANNY KENT

pace is be­tween eighth and 12th at the mo­ment, which I don’t think is too bad for my first year back in Moto2. I’m con­fi­dent and feel­ing pos­i­tive but it is more my­self than the bike that needs to im­prove.

“I’ve got to break old Moto3 habits and find more con­fi­dence in the fast cor­ners. And my en­try is too fast and then I’m mess­ing up the exit. My strong point in Moto3 was cor­ner speed but now I’ve got to change. I’m go­ing into the cor­ner way too fast and mess­ing up the drive.”

‘I’ve got to change. I’m go­ing into the cor­ner way too fast and mess­ing

up the drive’

Moto3 cham­pion Kent is hon­ing his style to suit the big­ger Moto2 bike

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