Danny Kent passes his CBT

Kent completes a different kind of pre-season test

DANNY KENT, Britain's breakthrough rider during Moto3 testing, topped another test this week after successfully passing his CBT.

The Red Bull KTM rider, who finished a close second behind Maverick Viñales in the last pre-season test, completed his Compulsory Basic Training on a KTM 125 Duke at the Silverstone Experience centre.

“There are a few people who don’t understand why a motorcycle racer would want to ride on the road, but it’s quite simple – I just love bikes,” the 18-year old from Tetbury, Gloucestershire, said. “I saw the KTM 125 Duke at Motorcycle Live last year and just had to get one; it looks mega and will cut down my fuel costs getting around.” 

Danny continued: “I wanted to get my CBT passed before the first round and I’m looking forward to getting on the road and making some modifications to the Duke. I wasn’t nervous doing the training, but I don’t think I’ve ever ridden so slow and it took me a while to get used to a ‘road shift’ – I kept trying to pull away in second gear!”

Kent is soon to fly out for the first round of the inaugural Moto3 championship at Qatar on April 8th.