Moto2: Kent back at Mugello to replace injured Lecuona

Published: 26 May 2017

Former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent will return to action in the Moto2 class this weekend with the Garage Plus Interwetten as he replaces the injured Iker Lecuona at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Kent split with the Kiefer Racing team that took him to the 2015 world championship three rounds at in Austin, sitting out the US Grand Prix and the following Spanish round in Jerez. However, he returned to the Moto3 class in Le Mans for a wildcard appearance for his old Red Bull KTM AJ team, taking home a respectable top ten finish.

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There could be potential for him to ride in multiple upcoming rounds, too, with Lecuona unfortunate enough to get injured at the busiest time of the season, with four races coming up in the next five weekends at Mugello, Barcelona, Assen and Sachsenring.

The Spaniard was unlucky to get taken out by Alex Marquez during practice for the Le Mans round, after the Marc VDS rider highsided and wiped him out in the process. The injury marks his second serious injury of the season, after a testing crash saw him break his collarbone and arm and saw Julian Simon substitute for him in the opening round of the year.

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