Danny Kent

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Danny Kent
Dannykent2013.jpg
Kent in 2013.
Nationality  British
Born (1993-11-25) 25 November 1993 (age 20)
Chippenham, England
Current team Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo
Bike number 52
Website DannyKentRacing.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2013
Manufacturers Tech 3
Championships 0
2013 Championship position 22nd (16 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
15 0 0 0 0 16
Moto3 World Championship
Active years 2012, 2014
Manufacturers KTM, Husqvarna
Championships 0
2012 Championship position 4th (154 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
19 2 3 1 1 165
125cc World Championship
Active years 20102011
Manufacturers Aprilia, Honda, Lambretta
Championships 0
2011 Championship position 11th (82 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
23 0 0 0 0 82

Danny Kent (born 25 November 1993 in Chippenham) is an English motorcycle racer. He is currently racing in the world Moto3 championship for the Ajo Motorsport team.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Danny Kent started out in minimoto like many others, he progressed through the Aprilia super teens championship earning success before switching to racing in Spain in the Spanish 125GP Championship. Kent also raced in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, where he finished runner-up in 2010. Kent also contested a wild card ride at Silverstone in 2010 aboard a 125cc Honda, earning him a late ride with Lambretta in the 125cc Grand Prix world championship that year.

125cc/Moto3[edit]

Kent entered the 125cc world championship with Lambertta in 2010 at the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, qualifying in 16th place, a big improvement on 29th in which he qualified for the British round earlier that year - however he retired from the race. He took a best qualifying position of 10th at the Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril and a best and only race finish of 21st at Phillip island during the Australian Grand Prix.

For 2011, Danny Kent switched to the Red Bull Ajo Aprilia team to compete in his first full season in the 125cc world championship. Kent enjoyed a successful first season scoring 82 points with a best finish of fourth place, on the way to 11th in the championship standings.

2012 was the start of the Moto3 class. The new formula would use four-stroke 250cc engines apposed to the two-stroke 125cc engines of the class it was replacing. Kent remained with the Red Bull Ajo team however the team switched to running KTM motorcycles spearheading the factory's assault on the tiitle. The team had a fantastic year with Danny's team mate Sandro Cortese taking the world championship along with Danny himself taking fourth in the championship. Danny earned his first podium at Assen in the Dutch TT, and he took his first win at the Japanese Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi with a great last lap a result he followed up in similar fashion just four rounds later at the final Grand Prix of the season in Valencia with a brave last corner overtake on Cortese earning him his second Grand Prix victory.

Moto2[edit]

For 2013, Kent raced with Tech 3 in the Moto2 category alongside fellow Moto3 graduate Louis Rossi. Kent's season started with a run to 18th place in Qatar, he scored his first points at round six with a 13th place finish in Catalunya. Kent scored points on four more occasions with a best of 12th at both the Czech and Malaysian races, and had a strong end to season with three consecutive point-scoring finishes before breaking his collarbone in the warm-up for the Japanese Grand Prix, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

Return to Moto3[edit]

Having been originally announced to remain in Moto2 with Tech 3, Kent returned to Moto3 for 2014; he will compete with the Ajo Motorsport team, riding a Husqvarna-branded KTM.

Personal life[edit]

Kent also became part of the Phil Burgan Race Academy (PBRA) – a programme for developing British talent in motorcycle sport, under the guidance of James Toseland. The aim of the programme is to provide support, both financial and consultative, to promising British motorcycle racers and teams of the future.

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Moto Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2010 125 cc Honda 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Lambretta 5 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Aprilia 17 0 0 0 0 82 11th
2012 Moto3 KTM 17 2 3 1 1 154 4th
2013 Moto2 Tech 3 15 0 0 0 0 16 22nd
2014 Moto3 Husqvarna 2 0 0 0 0 11* 11th*
Total 57 2 3 1 1 263
  • * Season in progress.

By class[edit]

Class Seas 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts
125 cc 2010–2011 2010 Great Britain 23 0 0 0 0 82
Moto3 2012, 2014 2012 Qatar 2012 Netherlands 2012 Japan 19 2 3 1 1 165
Moto2 2013 2013 Qatar 15 0 0 0 0 16
Total 2010–Present 57 2 3 1 1 263

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Yr Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2010 125 cc Honda QAT SPA FRA ITA GBR
Ret
NED CAT GER CZE IND RSM ARA NC 0
Lambretta JPN
Ret
MAL
Ret
AUS
21
POR
NC
VAL
Ret
2011 125 cc Aprilia QAT
13
SPA
4
POR
15
FRA
17
CAT
11
GBR
10
NED
6
ITA
15
GER
9
CZE
Ret
IND
13
RSM
6
ARA
6
JPN
9
AUS
22
MAL
10
VAL
17
11th 82
2012 Moto3 KTM QAT
8
SPA
Ret
POR
8
FRA
Ret
CAT
20
GBR
6
NED
3
GER
Ret
ITA
5
IND
12
CZE
7
RSM
12
ARA
4
JPN
1
MAL
6
AUS
5
VAL
1
4th 154
2013 Moto2 Tech 3 QAT
18
AME
17
SPA
26
FRA
15
ITA
21
CAT
13
NED
19
GER
Ret
IND
22
CZE
12
GBR
18
RSM
18
ARA
15
MAL
12
AUS
13
JPN
DNS
VAL 22nd 16
2014 Moto3 Husqvarna QAT
13
AME
8
ARG
SPA
FRA
ITA
CAT
NED
GER
IND
CZE
GBR
RSM
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
11th* 11*
  • * Season in progress.

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