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Danny Kent Wins Sixth Race Of 2015 To Extend Points Lead

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Danny Kent Wins Sixth Race Of 2015 To Extend Points Lead
Moto3, the last and wettest race of the day at the British MotoGP held at Silverstone brought a sixth win and an extended championship lead to the best of Honda‰Ûªs dozen contenders, Danny Kent (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW).

Honda took five of the top six positions in a crash-strewn race, with only 20 finishers of 36 starters. The interloper up front was second-placed Jakub Kornfeil (KTM) who finished narrowly ahead of Brno winner Niccolo Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold Honda NSF250RW), who had come storming through from 17th on lap one.

A long way behind, Fabio Quartararo (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW) managed to fend off Indy winner Livio Loi (RW Racing GP Honda NSF250RW) for fourth; with John McPhee (SaxoPrint RTG Honda NSF250RW) a close sixth.

Efren Vazquez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) was ninth, and Alexis Masbou (SaxoPrint RTG Honda NSF250RW) 11th, making two more Hondas in the points.

Enea Bastianini (Junior Team Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW) hurt his championship chances by crashing out, after having closed up on Kent over the last two races. First-time pole qualifier Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW) slid off on the first lap.

Kent‰Ûªs maximum score lifted him 70 points clear of non-finisher Bastianini, who lies second overall.

‰ÛÏThe conditions were difficult all race but towards the end it got worse, so you had to be very careful." Kent reflected. "There was definitely no time to take it easy.

"I tried to stay calm as Isaac [Vinales] pulled away, and after I took the lead I had to remain focused all the way down to the line. I was sliding a lot, but I managed to stay on the bike. It‰Ûªs an amazing feeling to win your home round in front of this cheering crowd out there but also my whole family is here and so many friends came to see me winning.

"The atmosphere is amazing too and it‰Ûªs the same dream for every rider if you would like to win at any track of the calendar, of course it‰Ûªs your home Grand Prix which I‰Ûªve achieved today.

"The championship is still open. We won 25 points today but on the other side we lost 21 points during the last two races. So you can win points as fast you can lose them. We need to keep working hard until the very last race of the series.‰Û

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