16 Oct Motegi MotoGp: Good Results for our Nolan Riders
In Moto3, the bad weather affected the performance of our drivers as the race was shortened due to the start being delayed. Nolan pilot Danny Kent, leader of the championship, had to settle for 6th place which is still an important result. He was followed by Bastianini 7th, Hanika 8th and Locatelli 14th. In Moto2, a good result for Syahrin 5th and Schrotter 9th. Petrucci was unlucky in MotoGP as he crashed when he was fighting with the chasing pack.
Next race in Australia next weekend.
Our congratualtions to Michele Pirro and Massimo Roccoli respectively winners of the Italian championship of Superbike and Supersport.
DANNY KENT X-lite X-802RR
“I’m really, really happy with the outcome of this weekend. You may know that we came here with the goal to extend our lead in the championship – as is the case for every race – and even though we did it by just a single point, we achieved this goal and there are just three races remaining in which we just have to collect 19 points and we’re World Champion. So from this point of view it’s all a lot more to our favour and, honestly speaking, a lot of pressure is off my shoulders now, so we can go to Australia and feel a bit calmer. I think it’s quite normal for a rider who is in this situation fighting for a World Championship for the first time, so it’s normal to feel a pressure. But now we go into the next races without pressure and try to win races again. The changed weather conditions already this morning didn’t affect me, but the first couple of laps in the race were difficult because I got passed. On the other side I was a bit worried of someone crashing and taking me out. I think I managed my race pace well, as soon I got into my rhythm. Like I already said, the pressure is off, but I also think that Enea has to concentrate on Oliveira from now on. So he doesn’t only have to think about me, but he has to think about his second place in the standings, so he doesn’t get caught by Oliveira in the last races.”