Overheating engine puts early end to Kent’s race on rapidly drying trackRed Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team´s Danny Kent couldn’t capitalize from his front row start for the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring. After qualifying for an excellent second place, next to his teammate Sandro Cortese on pole position, the Briton unfortunately had to retire from the race due to the extreme circumstances of a rapidly drying track race taking their toll on his bike. The engine overheated and this meant the end to his battle for another podium finish.
The race was initially postponed by 25 minutes due to heavy rain which completely soaked the track. The circuit remained wet for a long time, but then dried fast towards the end of the race. Team boss Aki Ajo admitted that the situation looked extremely difficult when the rain started at Sachsenring after a warm and sunny period.
The hectic race period continues next weekend at the circuit of Mugello in Italy.
Aki Ajo: “There was so much water on the track. I had a conversation with the jury when we were on the starting grid for the first time. They guided us back to our pit-boxes and postponed the beginning of the race. We were aware how the weather will change during the race and I trusted that we will have a good race if we only manage to deal the beginning of it.”
Source: Ajo Motorsport Press Release