REDDI +1m NG 01.664s 2nd: Fol­ger 20th WHAT NEXT FOR DANNY KENT?

1st: Mar­que z 40m 59.525s +3.310s

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

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

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