Danny Kent has wasted no time in returning to the grand prix fold after leaving Stefan Kiefer's Moto2 squad. The Englishman will test the Ajo Red Bull KTM Moto3 machine on Tuesday at Jerez, before racing as a wildcard at Le Mans.

Kent took many aback by refusing to race at the Circuit of the Americas two weeks ago, citing 'irreconcilable differences' with the Kiefer team, but has already secured a berth in Aki Ajo's Moto3 team, for which the 2015 world champion had previously raced in '12 and '14.

Ajo's current Moto3 line-up of Nico Antonelli and Bo Bendsneyder has had a slow start to the 2017 season with the former sitting a lowly 14th in the world championship, 47 points behind the championship leader, while the talented Dutchman has yet to score a point.

Kent will have one day at Jerez to reacquaint himself with a Moto3 machine before entering his first race as a junior class rider since he sew up the world title at Valencia, 2015. It has not yet been confirmed whether this could lead to a full-time ride with Ajo's team.

"After learning of Danny Kent's situation in the World Championship, the team, Red Bull and KTM had the joint idea of asking him to test and develop our bike," said team boss Ajo.

"Danny is a rider who has already been part of our team in the past; we know well how he works and he knows us, and we believe that with his experience he can give us a very interesting point of view for the technical development of our bike.

"In addition, what every rider needs is to compete, so we have offered him the possibility of a wildcard ride at Le Mans with us. I am convinced that the outcome of this collaboration will be very satisfactory for both parties."

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