Likely lads

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorgp Silverstone Preview -

DANNY KENT

Danny Kent breezed to vic­tory in the Moto3 race at Sil­ver­stone last year, but it’s been a dif­fer­ent story so far on his re­turn to Moto2 in 2016. Strug­gling to get com­fort­able this year on the Leop­ard Kalex Moto2 ma­chine, the Wilt­shire racer has scored points on only a hand­ful of oc­ca­sions this sea­son – but seems to have turned a cor­ner in re­cent races and will be look­ing for a re­turn to the sharp end at his home race.

JO­HANN ZARCO

The man to beat in Moto2 for two years now, Zarco cou­ples a strong pace all sea­son so far with good form at Sil­ver­stone, in­clud­ing a romp­ing win last sea­son in the kind of tricky damp con­di­tions that he seems to ex­cel in.

How­ever, he’s not as un­beat­able this year as he was in 2015, wa­ver­ing a few times when ri­vals Rins and Lowes have taken the fight to him. If there’s a scrap for the lead, ex­pect Zarco to be right there; but if one rider makes a break for the win, ex­pect it to be him too!

ALEX RINS

Rins has re­ally upped his game so far in 2016, look­ing for most of the first half of the year like a clear favourite for the ti­tle – un­til Jo­hann Zarco got up to speed, at least! And while his form in re­cent rounds has taken a bit of a hit, he knows how to win at Sil­ver­stone – he’s never been off the podium here in his en­tire Grand Prix ca­reer, and that’s not look­ing likely to change in 2016.

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