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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.”