XCUSES

Noth­ing on the Qatar Moto2 grid

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Motogp Preview -

be­cause so many things are the same. The good bike is Kalex; ev­ery­body gets given the same tyres and the same en­gines. If you are half a se­cond slower then a lot of it is down to the rider.”

Not sur­pris­ingly, he is still adapt­ing to the heav­ier and more pow­er­ful Moto2 ma­chine and un­der­stand­ing the good points of the Kalex that his rid­ing style can ex­ploit.

“I am still try­ing to find the limit of the tyres. In Moto3 when you put in a new set of tyres, the first two laps are cru­cial to set the lap time be­cause af­ter that the tyre drops a lot. But in Moto2 I have no­ticed a brand new set of tyres get faster af­ter five laps. And I saw Tom Luthi in test­ing and he has a lot more con­fi­dence to throw it in and he has got a lot more lean an­gle,” said Kent, who has also fol­lowed cur­rent world cham­pion Jo­hann Zarco in the win­ter to pick up some tricks of the trade.

“He was go­ing into the cor­ners a lot slower than me and con­cen­trat­ing more on the exit. I was go­ing into the cor­ner side­ways and then my exit wasn’t as good.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.