MOTORCYCLING: Danny Kent ready for Moto3 opener in Qatar

Danny Kent

Danny Kent

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Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Editor

TETBURY’S Danny Kent begins his assault on the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship under 3,000 floodlights at the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar on Sunday evening – the first of 18 rounds in the series.

Kent endured a difficult first season in the Moto2 class during 2013 but drops back to Moto3, the division in which he won two Grand Prix in 2012.

The 20-year-old could be among the frontrunners for the title as he has looked impressive in testing for the Red Bull Husqvarna team.

Kent said: “My test times are inside the top 10 and the main thing is that we have found a good base set-up.

“We are feeling confident, as some other riders have just set faster one-off laps while we have found a good pace. We’re ready for Qatar.”

The only domestic round in the championship is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is on August 31.

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