Following successful tests for the Halsall Racing Suzuki squad, Danny Kent will contest the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike championship this weekend.

The 2015 Moto3 world champion confirmed he would be testing for the team after securing a deal at the Assen round and after positive progress in a Superbike test on Wednesday at Brands Hatch, having been given special dispensation, the 24-year-old will compete at the BSB finale.


Kent is bracing for a tough BSB debut given his limited experience and is keen to use the race weekend as ‘further testing’ ahead of a potential full-time move to the series in 2019.

“It was a big, new experience getting on the bike because I’d never ridden it before, I was completely new to Pirelli tyres and I haven’t ridden at Brands Hatch since 2009,” Kent said. “It was a general track day so I didn’t really get the chance to push it as much as I’d have liked, but it was a great chance to get to know the bike, the tyres and the team.

“I’m coming into this with an open mind. I’m not putting any pressure on myself, I just want to learn as much as I can. I want to use the whole weekend as further testing ahead of whatever may come next year. I’m looking forward to it, and grateful to Colin Wright and Martin Halsall for the opportunity.”

Kent was sacked from his Speed Up Moto2 ride after the Aragon round following a difficult campaign with the Italian squad.