More frustration for Tetbury's motor cycling ace
9:54am Tuesday 22nd May 2012 in Sport
TETBURY’S Moto3 rider Danny Kent suffered more bad luck at last weekend’s French Grand Prix in Le Mans when he was forced to retire with a mechanical problem, writes Alannah Fellows.
After a wet free practice session and damp qualifying, Danny put his KTM in a disappointing 17th position on the grid.
He did, however, set the fastest time in the morning warm-up, lifting the spirits of his team.
Race day brought appalling weather conditions, but Danny fought hard in the heavy rain and had moved up to 11th place on lap five of 24 – before having to withdraw.
Kent said: “This time we just had bad luck. Electric devices got wet which caused the bike to stall. We hope to have a bit of luck soon.”
Frenchman Louis Rossi went on to win the race, his first victory in the Moto3 class.
Danny has now dropped to 12th in the World Championship standings after four races.
The next event in the series is the Catalan Grand Prix on Sunday, June 3.