Moto2 for Kent with Leopard Racing

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 27 Sep 2015

Kent will move to Moto2 next season

After much speculation, Danny Kent’s future has finally been confirmed with the Brit opting to move up to the Moto2 class with his current team next year.

The runaway Moto3 championship leader was courted by a number of MotoGP teams for a 2016 ride but was unable to reach a deal he thought would be best for him long term.

Having raced in Moto2 with the Tech 3 team two years ago, Kent has a score to settle in the intermediate class and is confident he can win on the right machinery.

“In a way I feel I have a score to settle with the fans in Moto2,” said Kent speaking to Bike Social earlier this year. “If we go to Moto2 with a Kalex and the team I’m with now we can be fast.”

“I’ve raced Alex Rins plenty of times in the past and beaten him and look what he’s doing now. I believe that in 2013 I made a step up too early but everybody knows the Mistral 610 isn’t a bike you can go and win on. I believe we can put on a good show in Moto2.”

Kent currently leads the Moto3 championship standings by 55 points with five races remaining.

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