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
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
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’