Moto3

Kent Finishes A Solid 8th For Husqvarna at GP Of The Americas

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Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo factory rider Danny Kent picked up a solid eighth place in the Moto3 GP of the Americas on Sunday in the second round of the 2014 World Championship.

Both he and Husqvarna-supported rider Niklas Ajo were in the points for the first time. Husqvarna, a brand with a great tradition and success in off road racing is making its debut year in road racing.

Kent had his share of difficulties in the earlier practice sessions while the team worked on the bike set-up but made a big improvement on race day after adjustments to the bike following the morning warm-up session. He started back at sixteenth on the grid after a difficult qualifying but moved up two places on the opening lap then settled down to a steady pace to battle it out for tenth position.

Kent, who returns to Moto3 after a year in Moto2 kept a steady head, avoided any trouble as a slew of riders crashed and ended the day for his first top ten finish for 2014. After two GPs the British rider is eleventh in the standings with 11 points.

‰ÛÏWe improved 0.6 seconds this morning compared with qualifying." Kent explained "If we had run this pace in the first free practice session, we would have been stronger today.

"Now we have to work hard with our focus on Argentina, taking things step by step.‰Û

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