“Brighter prospects incoming for MotoGP’s next 52?”
Danny Kent has been one of the real surprises of the entire Motorsport world this season. Danny has always been a good rider. He was a top-tier Moto3 rider in 2012, finishing 4th in the Championship, a season with two victories. We also saw him in 2014 with the Husqvarna team, scoring two podiums, and frequently being in the mix for wins, as well as his much publicized feud with Jack Miller’s KTM as he and Alex Marquez battled for a Championship.
You could argue 2012 was a breakout year, the first year the third class went to 250cc bikes in what we now call Moto3, but his 2015 season has been astonishing. Through 10 rounds, he’s won 5 races, 8 times on the podium, and 4 times he’s started from pole. He’s been mentioned in the same sentence as the legendary Barry Sheene as the first Brit since him to win three rounds in a row. And that was back in the 70’s.
He’s still on course to beat Alvaro Bautista’s all-time third class points record from 2006, despite the botched pit stop in Indianapolis. The fact he’s getting his own grandstand at Silverstone in a fortnight’s time just highlights how his sudden his meteoric rise has been. Seriously, a grandstand for a Moto3 rider? It’s not even like Alex Marquez, who to a degree, latched onto his brothers MotoGP stand. This season has been nothing short of ridiculous.