Tech 3 has announced that Danny Kent will continue with the team for the 2014 Moto2 World Championship.

Kent joined Tech 3 for the step up to Moto2 this season with the 19-year-old starting to show the talent and speed that took him to two victories in Moto3 class last season.

Confirmation of Kent's 2014 agreement comes less than a week after an impressive performance in the Czech Republic, where he claimed a career best grid (twelfth) and race result (twelfth).

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Kent's new deal was announced on Saturday at his home British Grand Prix.

"I am really happy that I have reached an agreement with Herve and the Tech 3 Racing Team to continue with the exciting Mistral 610 project for next year," said Kent. "It has not been an easy switch to Moto2 but I think that is a reflection on how tough the Championship is and how big the step is from Moto3.

"The Tech 3 Racing Team has given me great support throughout and in the last couple of races I have been able to make some big progress that fills me with a lot of confidence for the rest of the season. I will keep learning this year and hope to be a regular top 10 finisher before building on the experienced gained in 2013 to have a really strong 2014 and show how competitive the Mistral 610 package is."

Team manager Herve Poncharal added: "I have always believed that Danny has incredible talent and finally in the last two races he has been able to show the potential we know he has.

"It is a very tough job to move from Moto3 to Moto2 but our reference has always been Sandro Cortese, who won the Moto3 title in 2012 and who was always close to Danny [his KTM team-mate last season]. He is on a bike widely regarded as the best in the Moto2 World Championship and he has the same points [seven] as Danny, so that is showing we have been a good job together.

"Danny has made a big step forward since the summer break and his speed in Brno last weekend was a clear sign that he is more confident and comfortable in Moto2. He has carried on the momentum gained into this weekend too and I am very optimistic we will see him fighting in the top 10 in the last races. And I've absolutely no doubt that in 2014 he will be challenging at the front."

Kent currently rides alongside Frenchman Louis Rossi, who has scored four points so far this year.