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Moto3: Kent takes maiden grand prix victory in Motegi drama

Alex Rins was fourth for the Estrella Galicia team while Zulfahmi Khairuddin had his usual battle with the AirAsia Ajo KTM as the race went on and despite a strong start finished fifth, just ahead of Cortese.

Rins' team mate Miguel Oliveira was seventh and Louis Rossi eighth for Racing Team Germany. Efren Vazquez took the flag in ninth for the JHK t-shirt Laglisse team while Romano Fenati finished tenth making it a great day for Team Italia.

Arthur Sissis Red Bull KTM was eleventh with San Carlo Gresini FTR Honda rider and Niccolo Antonelli claimed twelfth. Niklas Ajo finished 13th for TT Motion events with Alex Marquez next to finish for the Ambrogio Next team. The final points scoring position was filled by Jakub Kornfeil's FTR Honda.

Japanese wild card rider Hyuga Watanabe finished an impressive 16th. British rider John McPhee was 21st for Caretta on the KRP Honda and fellow countryman Danny Webb finished 26th for Mahindra.




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M1M - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 5:22 AM

It's a shame that Kent felt 'worried' about Cortese's completely unjustified behaviour. His response should've been "Cortese? F**k him." It wasn't his fault so he should've had no cause to worry about it. Cortese wouldn't have had a moment's hesitation in taking him out or felt the need to apologise for it afterwards as he's already shown. I hope that this win can help inspire Kent to more wins and podiums in future.

Never say never

October 14, 2012 8:09 AM

If Cortese does not apologise to Danny before the end of the day, in my eyes it will be the most disgusting behaviour I have witnessed in a long time. How many points was he in front, and what threat were the 2 riders that passed him, to his title chase? What an absolute sook. Well done Danny, and your response was perfect. He crashed himself (Cortese)and can blame no one else.



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