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Interview with Danny Kent

Next season I will use GP Rooms which is like a huge articulated lorry which slides out and has been converted into rooms for 6 or 7 riders with everything you need. It's at the track, so if you need a lie down or need to think about something you can go there

I often hang out with Arthur Sissis, he's a good laugh and we get on well together. But you spend most of your time in your box looking at your data for the next race.
Are you a nervous rider, do you sleep well before a race?

Danny Kent:
I wouldn't say I'm nervous, I like to get an early night, but I often find it hard to sleep because I'm so excited to ride again and I'm always checking my phone to check if it's time to wake up and get ready.

I can be a bit fitful before a race. But during the race you're in the zone, when you're doing those kinds of speeds, you've just got to concentrate on what you're doing and nerves don't come into it.
Do you own a motorbike?

Danny Kent:
The KTM team gave me the KTM 125 Duke to ride on the road, but the weather hasn't been great so I haven't been out on it too much.
Have you ever had to deal with disappointment?

Danny Kent:
To be honest with you, we've never really had any bad years. But in the early days it was always quite hard with the funding and worrying where the next money was coming from.

My parents and sponsors such as Phil Burgan of MMCG, Joe Henderson from Henderson Insurance and AKP paid for it all, my dad was actually my mechanic in the Red Bull Rookies. We won some races so he can't have been too bad…
Did you get a Christmas card from Sandro?

Danny Kent:
(Laughs) No I didn't!


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Dandelion - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 10:13 AM

As far as I'm concerned, the pass in Japan was clean as a whistle, I reckon he had to do something like that to properly establish himself with Sandro and with the team.


January 29, 2013 11:22 AM
Last Edited 528 days ago

Good luck to Danny, I have high hopes for him. Kind of spooky seeing that no. 52 in Tech 3 colours again though. Hopefully the combination will have more success this time round.

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