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Had an in­cred­i­ble change of for­tunes in Ar­gentina, af­ter months of bad luck was turned around with the damp con­di­tions for Sun­day’s Moto3 race. With the power deficit on the Peu­geot-branded Mahin­dra ma­chine negated by con­di­tions, he was able to move from 28th on the grip to fin­ish sev­enth, af­ter pass­ing an amaz­ing 17 peo­ple on the open­ing lap!

Bradley Smith

Was dis­ap­pointed af­ter miss­ing out on the po­ten­tial to cap­i­talise on his ri­vals’ mis­for­tunes af­ter mak­ing the un­char­ac­ter­is­tic step of mak­ing rad­i­cal ge­om­e­try changes to the Tech 3 Yamaha ahead of the race. The change was in the wrong di­rec­tion, leav­ing him with dif­fi­cult-to-man­age bikes for the en­tire 20 laps but he still took use­ful points thanks to an eighth-place fin­ish.

Danny Kent

Qual­i­fied well and had top ten po­ten­tial but was caught out by the weather in the Moto2 race, with the reign­ing Moto3 cham­pion tak­ing to track for the first time in damp con­di­tions on the Leop­ard Kalex ma­chine and find­ing vir­tu­ally no feel­ing from the bike at all. Kent even­tu­ally fin­ished the race just out­side the points in 16th place.

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