MotoGP » Moto2: Danny Kent steps up with Tech 3


Danny Kent will move up to the Moto2 World Championship in 2013, after signing for Tech 3.

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mrmwink - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 12:44 PM

Well deserved move up, and what better team than Tech 3. Hopefully Bradleys hard work this year and some winter development will give Danny a chance to get near the front on the Mistral

RSMick

October 08, 2012 1:08 PM
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Good news for Danny, interesting what Simeon said about the Mistral in an interview this week which explains a lot of his and Bradley's problems and there was no bitterness in the interview about losing his place and RTL backing.

seeyadad - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 1:18 PM

Bad move there Danny me lad.
Personally i would of liked you to stay on the KTM another season and take the title as Cortese will have moved up but hey ho, lets hope Herve can sort the heap out as its been crap to say the least.
Good luck dude

Vilas

October 08, 2012 1:30 PM

@seeyadad

I also agree with you.. Ktm was top bike he learn this year and i think is allways good when they let the rider feel that he is him control him the class he play!! He could be a real contender him Moto3 for 2013.. but with this move to Moto2 what we can expect?? I think it will be another year of learning on one very very tuff Championchip like Moto2 is.. He is so young even Maverick that was a contender him 2012 dont whant to move to moto2.. Anyway good luck for him

clurpr - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 2:36 PM

Good move for him as he is beginning to have the same problem as Redding which is getting a bit too big for the bike, just hope the Mistral is relatively competitive next year!

petrolbonce

October 08, 2012 2:52 PM

Bad move? Really? Consider what's happened to Smith. Couple of years on the uncompetitive bike and next year he's going to MotoGP.

You need to remember a couple of things. One is that most riders just want to get to MotoGP, actually winning anything on the way up is a bonus. The second thing is that the talent scouts for the big teams recognise talent as much as results. IOW they take into account the capability of the bike when looking at the rider's results.

Oh and BTW, I told you so.

petrolbonce

October 08, 2012 3:04 PM

@whitehead I think you mean Moto2. And the point of them is fine, it's just the engines that are stupid.

When the contract was awarded they were talking about something like 25-30bhp more than the delivered engines actually produced. I don't think the contract should have been retained on that basis.

The point of the bikes is very clear. The rolling chassis is developed to be a proper race bike, not an adapted street bike.

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