10.05.12Rollercoaster of a ride for Kent at Estoril
The third round of the Moto3 Championship on 6 May at Estoril, Portugal, was a rollercoaster of a ride for Red Bull KTM rider Danny Kent, who crossed the line in eighth position after a mid-race incident caused him to drop back to 17th.
Tedbury- based Kent demonstrated his potential by qualifying fourth and giving him a promising start from the second row of the grid. Kent didn’t quite get the start he was hoping for in the initial two laps, finishing in sixth and seventh respectively. The first half of the race was spent in battle with Antonelli and primarily Fenati.
However, the battle for fifth position with Fenati resulted in the mid-race incident, forcing 18-year-old Kent straight into the gravel and towards the back of the pack, thwarting his chances of a podium finish. Kent however managed to stalk his way up the group to finish in eighth position.
Elsewhere, Red Bull KTM Ajo team-mate Sandro Cortese took his first Moto3 victory from pole position after a commendable battle against Maverick Viñales, while Arthur Sissis finished in 13th.