Moto3 recap: Round 4 - Spain
Danny Kent won his third race on the bounce but whereas COTA and Argentina were dominant wins he had to claw for it in Jerez. The last lap came down to a classic Jerez fight and Kent came out on top.
Fabio Quartararo was aggressive into the last corner and was lucky to avoid taking out the top four riders after braking too deep into Lorenzo Corner.
"I knew he was going to try and do it," said Kent after the race. "All three of us had the same plans to go for the inside. We came together but luckily we all stayed on. The corner is famous for last lap moves and it's because everyone wants to be on the same piece of track. Fabio went to pass me and Oliveira and we were quite lucky to stay on the bike. It was a good fight because in the last few races I've been able to pull away. I'm just happy to get another win."
It was a daring move by Quartararo with the double Spanish champion keen to show his speed and bravery at Jerez. He almost made it stick and after the race the entire paddock was amazed that he had managed to avoid a crash.
"Here in Jerez I wanted to win but in the end I finished fourth, although I almost finished with zero points, because I almost crashed but I managed to save it," said the Frenchman. "I tried to overtake on the final corner as Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi did, but it didn't go well; I don't have their experience yet. I'm happy because I made a very good race and I hope to be even stronger in Le Mans."