‘I know the repercussions from this decision are big’
“It’s been a long 15 months with hardly any decent results to show. Last year me and Miguel Olivera were pretty similar in results, and this year he’s able to fight at the top – and I don’t believe this is just down to him.
“But after every practice session we make many changes to the bike and the same problems just kept occurring. I feel I’ve been pushing hard but I’m still over two seconds a lap off and fighting with the bike to be in 20th.”
However, Kent has enjoyed an abysmal record almost since half way through his title-winning year – when he had to go right to the end to lift the crown at Valencia after dominating the first half of the season. That was again reinforced at the weekend when team-mate Dominique Aegerter took his Suter to an impressive fifth place in only the bike’s third race outing.
And with that in mind, Kent is well aware that he’s taken a huge risk by walking away from the team – one that could well mean that his time in Grand Prix racing is at an end.
“I know the risks and the repercussions from this decision are big but I honestly think it’s the best thing I can do for me. It was breaking me as a person and rider, and I honestly think if the right opportunity comes up I can be fast in Moto2.”