REDDI +1m NG 01.664s 2nd: Folger 20th WHAT NEXT FOR DANNY KENT?
1st: Marque z 40m 59.525s +3.310s
Former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent has admitted that he’s unsure what his racing future looks like as he made his third wildcard appearance, this time for the Red Bull KTM Ajo squad in the lightweight class.
Having walked away from the Moto2 Kiefer Racing outfit earlier this season, Kent said: “We’re on the scout for rides for next year. I have to be honest with myself, but I know I can be fast on a Moto2 bike – I proved that at Mugello when I was fighting inside the top 10. But on paper, it might not look too good for me in Moto2. But we have a few options already in Moto3.
“My career has suddenly turned around in the last two years, from where I turned down three Motogp contracts in 2015 to go to Moto2 and now we’re even struggling to get a ride there and don’t have one at all right now. But you can’t really expect too much when you leave a team halfway through a season, I know that.”
And that challenge isn’t made any easier by difficult weekends like Kent endured at the Sachsenring. Struggling to break into the top 10 and then hit with a 12-place penalty for cruising during practice before crashing out.
“I knew the race was going to be difficult. The last time I rode for the team in Le Mans, I had a day’s testing beforehand, and the biggest thing for me is the tyres. The way the tyres work in Moto2 and Moto3 is completely different, and it makes it frustrating in a race weekend where you have to learn everything over again.”
The former champ is scouting for rides