15 Apr MotoGP: GREAT weekend for Britain
In Moto3, Danny Kent smashes the CoTA records to take Austin Moto3 pole postition – and after dominating the race, went on to win.
#52 Danny KENT – Winner, World Championship position 1st:
“I’m very pleased with this victory, because we had a strong pace all weekend and I was able to keep this pace all time by myself. For today my strategy was to pull away straight from the beginning, but going on the grid I changed my plan due to the track conditions. After the start I dropped back a few positions, because there were some wet patches on the track. But step by step I went faster and faster and I was able to close the gap to the front group and take the lead. Next time I had a look on the board I saw eight seconds and from this point on it was all about concentration and staying on the bike. Leading the field I could chose my line however I want in order to avoid to hit a damp patch on track. But I brought it home safely so I’m really happy, even more to win in this way and also for the lead in the world standings. But we need to keep our feet on the ground because there 16 races remaining. Since my last victory it took a while but better late than never. Finally thanks to my team for the incredible job they did all weekend, as well to all our sponsors. Today we’ve something to celebrate.”
In Moto 2, British Five pilot Sam Lowes, qualified second, despite 3 crashes earlier in the weekend. He went on to win the race. There was some worry over the former WSS Champion’s fitness after three big crashes had left him sore and bruised, but any pain soon went away as the adrenaline hit. Fabio QUARTARARO (FIVE RFX Race) confirms his huge potential by clinching the 2nd place, at age 15, for his second Moto3 Grand Prix ever !
#22 Sam Lowes – Winner
“It’s incredible today, the bike was great in the race so I had no excuses, I was pain free as well. I followed Zarco for some laps and I just had a little extra at the end,” said an emotional Lowes.
Danny Kent wears the X-lite X-802R
Sam Lowes and Fabio Quartararo both wear the Five RFX1 REPLICA