MotoGP » Moto2: Danny Kent to leave Tech 3


Tech 3 has announced that Danny Kent - previously confirmed at the team for 2014 - will now leave at the end of this season.

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DBL

October 04, 2013 6:06 PM
Last Edited 329 days ago

Better bike and ride beckons, his recent speed and form on a known slow bike will have opened team manager's eyes. Mahindra would be the team of choice with Forward Racing (with an eye to MotoGP). 2nd choice.

kalex01

October 04, 2013 6:23 PM

it would be great to see the talented 52 (kent) back on a competitive bike whether its in moto 2 or moto 3 wouldn,t it be great to see him back on a ktm all the best 52 which ever path you choose i,m sure it will be a great one, Kalex01

DamZen1

October 04, 2013 7:44 PM

Leaves us Brits seriously lacking in moto2 and 3.
Looks like we need a couple of Paul Bird like minded investers in the sport to prop up the British fight.

Sad about this situation hope Danny gets a ride next year in moto2

kinmad4it

October 04, 2013 7:51 PM

Good on the lad.

If teams can bin under performing riders then there's no reason why the reverse can't happen too.

Even if the bike is acknowledged as being slow, you're not going to gain an admiring eye from other faster teams if you're never on camera and out of the points.

TalentFan

October 04, 2013 8:37 PM

Kent suffering on that Mistral for another season isn't going to get him elevated to MotoGP like worked out for Bradley - highly unlikely anyway.

Bradley never got the wider acclaim from the fans for his performances on that under-achieving bike, but he was at least on the radar. Kent has virtually vanished from screens & even commentary since he got on it, so its a road to nowhere.

There's too many well supported riders and simply not enough bikes out there, so its got to be a concern for Kent. I hope he has something lined up - both BS & Simeon have demonstrated that it WAS that bike holding them back & not their ability.

I wish him luck and a good ride with a decent team for 2014.

DamZen1

October 04, 2013 9:15 PM

I wonder if there was a performance clause here, I'm not reading this like Danny's quitting has he's allready been replaced. Also wondering if this has anything to do with the fact BT own the rights to screen GP and Herve isn't beholding to Dorna and BBC cash.

TalentFan

October 04, 2013 10:03 PM

@ DamZen1. A very good question!

Hmm - I wonder if old Uncle Carmelo though is on a 'performance bonus' of his own with BT Sport though?

Not that I for one minute am saying they don't all deserve their rides (there's more than enough trolls doing that already, thank you) but.......

You have to wonder if the way doors have opened and more Brits will be in MotoGP for 2014 isn't helped some by Uncle Carmelo's need for BT Sport to be successful in flogging its internet services and channel to us lot?

After all, if BT Sport fails to seduce us, then MotoGP's viewing figures drop and Carmelo's revenue stream suffers, right?

Bollox to Ezpeleta & his Machiavellian machinations & manouevrings tbh. I'd love to watch Scott, Cal, Brad, Danny & the rest racing next year - but MotoGP ain't racing, and ain't worth it.

Butter

October 05, 2013 8:33 AM

I'm sick of you brits complaining about Dorna and Ezpeleta, and it's about time you start looking at yourselfs!!
Where are british sponsors, teams? There are more Dutch and Swiss teams than British ones... is there any english team in Moto3 or Moto2? Those races are as good as they can get. Gino Rea and Kent not in good machinery? Where are the british teams or sponsors to support them?

Spain is completely bankrupt but the spanish teams manage to get sponsors and their teams sorted?

All Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGp races are live on the main channels (likes of BBC1 or ITV) in other countries, no red button or online cr*p ike with the BBC. Get your teams with good riders, and nurture them from Moto3 to MotoGp?

Scott Readind is leading the Moto2 championship, how many british sponsors has he got? Do you see any mention of him in the likes of the Times, Independent , Guardian, or even Daily Mail, Sun or TalkSport radio?

BillyBob MarySue

October 05, 2013 11:14 AM

Well said Butter!

Bike racing in Spain is incredibly popular with the public as a whole, not just the bikers. The image here is completely different. Everyone seems to have an opinion about their favourite rider, most of whom have no interest in ever riding a road bike, though most have probably graduated from a scooter. The TV coverage is amazing (well except the adverts, which interestingly are not targeted at 'bikers', which gives a clue as to who is viewing, its mainstream here!)

Bike racing in the UK seems to be largely supported by bike-riding fans. This small minority is not interesting enough to mainstream press or TV, so the big-name sponsors probably don't see the point of getting involved.


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