The LKR Honda team and Danny Kent were looking forward to their local round at Thruxton this weekend. It was a mixed weekend for the team and positive with a seventh and 10th in races one and two but unfortunately a large crash in race three thankfully saw Danny walk away ok.
It is always close racing at Thruxton, and the times were extremely close throughout the weekend. Practice and Friday went very well, and Danny was instantly put into qualifying two after finished second fastest on combined times on his Honda CBR1000RR-R. A downpour for FP3 saw them not complete many laps.
Danny had a solid qualifying session and started the opening race from 12th place, he got an amazing start and was well away with the leaders but tyre life in the closing stages saw him drop back to seventh.
Danny was placed in sixth place on the grid for race two on Sunday and was eager for a good result. He was pushing hard and staying with the leaders but again struggled in the closing stages of the race and finished in tenth.
For the final race of the weekend he started from 10th place, he got a great start and was away with the leading pack. He was having another solid race when he suffered a problem with the bike causing him to crash out and collecting Jack Kennedy in the process. Luckily both riders escaped major injury and will be back fighting hard at Cadwell Park.
Danny – “It was a frustrating weekend for me and the LKR Honda team at Thruxton, we were one of the fastest over a single lap, but we were really struggling with tyre life during the races. We had potential for three top 10 finishes but unfortunately, we had a problem in the final race which resulted in a fast crash, luckily all involved were ok. It’s time to rest up now and prepare for Cadwell Park. Thank you team.”
Stu Millen – Team Manager – “It was Danny’s home round, and it was looking promising with second on combined times on Friday. A small issue in the qualifying meant he didn’t achieve the position we had hoped for.
Danny worked hard in race one and gained several places for some good solid points and 6th on the grid for race two. The second race we suffered with some rear grip issues. Unfortunately, the weekend was to finish on a sour note. In the closing stages of the final race, Danny suffered a component failure resulting in a crash, which also brought down Jack Kennedy. We’re glad to say neither rider was injured but a disappointing end to the weekend.”