Danny Kent has secured his place on the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) as part of an all-new team that will also run his brother Kieran Kent in the Junior Superstock class.
After two seasons in the BSB class with Buildbase Hawk Suzuki, Danny Kent will switch to Honda machinery for his 2023 campaign under the Lovell Kent Racing banner, while Kieran switches from Junior Supersport to Junior Superstock.
With Lovell stepping up its commitment towards the 2015 Moto3 World Champion by progressing from personal sponsor to title backer, Kent is excited at the prospect of getting his hands on the machine that finished runner-up in Glenn Irwin’s hands this season.
“I’m under no illusion that this isn’t going to be easy, but I believe we have the right people to do the job properly,” said Kent, who reached the podium at Thruxton in 2021 during his two seasons with Buildbase Suzuki.
“I’m also excited to change manufacturer to Honda as it is a proven race-winning bike. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in LKR and I can’t wait to get started.
“I would like to say a big thank you to the whole Lovell family. I’m looking forward to the new project. D&P Lovell have been a personal sponsor of mine for a few years now and I know they don’t do anything half-hearted.”
Younger brother Kieran, meanwhile, makes the move to Junior Superstock aboard a Yamaha machinery after achieving eight podiums en route to fourth overall in the Junior Supersport ranks.
“I am super excited to start my debut season in the Junior Superstock Championship next year. It’s definitely going to be a year of learning, but I am more than ready for the challenge ahead.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Allen and his family at D&P Lovell, my family and all my sponsors for believing in me and taking my career to the next step.
“I wouldn’t be in this position without them and I am very grateful. I can’t wait to get out testing on my Yamaha R6 early next year and get the season underway.”