Heavy crash in opening lap leaves Kent bruised and battered
The Moto3 race at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez got underway as a declared dry race, but as the track still had some damp patches at various spots it was a very tricky situation for all riders and teams to chose the right setup and especially not to crash.
Unfortunately there were many crashes, including Danny Kent who took a big tumble when he was taken down in a three-rider crash in the opening lap. Out of 34 riders only half made it to the finish.
The winner of the Moto3 class was Italian Romano Fenati who crossed the finish line 36 seconds in front of Spaniard Luis Salom. Sandro Cortese followed 0.7 seconds behind. 16-year-old Fenati took his first victory in only his second Grand Prix ever. After his second place from his debut race in Qatar the impressive Rookie now leads the championship standings. Poleman Alex Rins, another Rookie in only his second world championship race, finished fourth after crashing twice.
Danny Kent: “When you ride in a big group it is really hard to see those wet spots on the track. I hit one and couldn´t just do anything. My ankle is swollen and fingers hurt a bit. I will go to see a doctor again and they will check my ankle more carefully.”
Aki Ajo: “I actually was a bit surprised that this was announced to be a dry race. All the riders started with slick tyres, but there were too many wet spots on the track. I can’t remember any race like this.
Source: Ajo Motorsport