The final round of a gruelling flyaway triple-header at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan did not end on a high note for the Tech 3 Racing Moto2 Team.
Danny Kent’s joy at claiming a season best grid position yesterday was unfortunately short-lived, with the British rider forced to miss the penultimate round of the Championship.
The 19th-year old was optimistic that his outstanding qualifying performance in tricky conditions yesterday would be the springboard for him to compete for a maiden Moto2 top 10 finish.
Those hopes were denied though by a crash in an extended morning warm-up session that left Kent unable to start because of a broken right collarbone.
Danny Kent DNS
“Obviously I’m really disappointed about the injury today and the fact that we managed to qualify in on third row yesterday leaves a sour taste in my mouth. I would have loved to do a good race here and show our true potential and also to pay back my Tech 3 Racing team for all the support they gave me during this season, But these things can happen to everybody. My bike went into first gear and just went sideways. There was nothing I could do. It just threw me off and I landed on my shoulder. Now my right collarbone is broken and we will have to wait and see how much my physical condition can improve when we go to Valencia. I don’t want to finish my season in this way and I am determined to try and ride in the final race.”
Source: Tech3 Communications
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