Kent ready for the weekend

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Danny Kent said that his "body was a bit sore for the couple of days" after his Philip Island crash but the Moto3 championship leader told MCN that he's ready for this weekend and looking to take the title.

Having seen his hopes of claiming the crown in Australia dashed by a midrace crash and Miguel Oliviera winning Kent is focused on getting the job done this weekend. "I'm focused on the top five this weekend and winning the title. I've never been in this position before and it's difficult, as Jorge said in the press conference getting across the line is difficult, but I think that this weekend we'll be strong.

"The KTM is a strong package and they'll be quick this weekend but I think that we won't see a ten rider lead group like in Australia and that helps us. I know that I don't have to win the race and following Oliviera is enough for the championship."

When asked about his run of form of late, that has seen him crash in Aragon and Phillip Island, the Englishman said, "We seem to be having a bit of bad luck. I'm making mistakes myself, and also we came in contact with two riders at Phillip Island. 40 points in two races sounds good, but you know in Moto3, you can lose points just like that. We need to just keep working hard, it's not over till it's over, we need to keep working hard and hopefully third time lucky, we can get it wrapped up this weekend."

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Steve English

By Steve English