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Danny Kent secures racing return for the 2020 season

2015 Moto3 World Champion Danny Kent lands a deal to return to motorcycle racing three months after he was convicted for possessing a knife

Moto3 World Champion Danny Kent will return to motorcycle racing in 2020 after successfully securing a deal with Morello Racing in the National Superstock 1000 class, three months after he was convicted for knife possession.

The 25-year-old, who in 2015 became the first Briton to win a grand prix world championship since 1977, emerged in the British Superbike Championship this year with Bike Devil MV Agusta but was dropped when he was convicted of knife possession and given a 12-month suspended sentence.

Kent admitted having a kitchen knife on him in the West Street car park in Tetbury, Gloucestershire on March 7, when he and his brother was involved in an altercation with a 63-year-old man.

After some time out, Kent will begin to sow the seeds of his career revival with a move into the National Superstock 1000 Championship competing with Morello Racing Kawasaki alongside Fraser Rogers.

“I’m really happy to be joining Steve and Morello Racing for 2020 and joining a team that’s won the championship twice already obviously gives me great confidence in the team.

“We’ve planned a good pre-season testing schedule so that I’m 100% ready for the first race and I can’t wait to get started with them. I’d personally like to say a big thanks to Steve and Chris for giving me this opportunity.”

Morello Racing Kawasaki finished fourth in the SSTK 1000 riders’ series with Chrissy Rouse.

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