MOTORCYCLING: Kent 's back among the points in Sepang
2:01pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Sport
TETBURY’S rising star Danny Kent equalled his best ever Moto2 result at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on Sunday, finishing in 12th position and securing 12 world championship points, writes Alannah Fellows.
In a race that was shortened to 12 laps following a red flag on the opening circuit, Kent was able to get up into the top ten from 19th position on the grid.
He then dropped back to 16th before battling with former team-mate Sandro Cortese to secure a top-12 finish on his Mistral 10 machine.
Kent said: “I am really happy to get back in the points and it was good to get a better position than Sandro because he has been my benchmark all season after we moved up together from Moto3.
"It was a really good battle with a strong group behind me and I am content that I kept my pace consistent without giving anybody the chance to take 12th off me.
"I think I could have pulled away from the pack but all weekend I’ve been having some issue with brake fade and it happened again in the race, so I had to change my style and it took me a few laps to adapt.
"However, I am pleased and I enjoyed being in a fight and I can look forward to another strong race in Australia, which is a track I like.”
Danny now has only three races left with the Tech3 team after announcing he will be parting company at the end of 2013.
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