Moto3 recap: Round 2 - Americas

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You're not supposed to win Moto3 races by a margin of seconds but nobody told Danny Kent in Texas with the Honda rider taking the flag with mammoth eight seconds victory margin.

Kent started from pole position and having dropped back to sixth on the opening lap he eased his way through the pack and took the lead on lap three. With the rest of the front runners squabbling for position Kent took full advantage to open a commanding lead and then continued to pull away from the field.

"The plan originally was to open the gap from the start if it was a dry track but because there was so many wet patches so I thought that it was better to have a few riders in front of me and let them hit the patches first. I tried to stay consistent and improve my laptimes gradually but the next time I looked at my pitboard it was showing an eight second lead!"

Fabio Quartararo was second with the French rookie battling hard during the race and claiming his first career podium ahead of Efren Vazquez with Enea Bastianini fourth at the flag. John McPhee consolidated his Qatar top five with sixth place.

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Steve English

By Steve English