Danny Kent unveiled his 2023 Bennetts British Superbike outfit on Monday morning as the Lovell Kent Honda team broke cover.
The former Moto3 World Champion unveiled the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP he will be contesting this season’s British Championship on, while younger brother Kieran lines up in the Pirelli Junior Superstock series on Yamaha machinery.
“Normally I’d say it’s been a long winter break, but with me being involved in the team, I know how much hard work and money has been put in,” Kent confirmed on the new undertaking. “Starting a new team from scratch, I think everyone involved has done an amazing job!”
The Bennetts BSB pre-season test at Navarra in Spain provides the opportunity for the fledgling team’s on track debut next month - their first season in partnership with D&P Lovell, a family-run business that specialise in the construction machinery sector.
“I am excited and motivated to get out to Spain and ride the Honda for the very first time,” Kent continued. “It’s important for me and the crew to understand the Honda so that when we come to round one at Silverstone we are ready.”
Kieran Kent, meanwhile, has already completed an initial shakedown in Spain ahead of his Pirelli Junior Superstock debut before heading back out next month.
“I am super happy to be involved in this new team and it’s been a lot of hard work getting everything in place,” the younger sibling confirmed. “Seeing everything finalised shows the team’s efforts over the winter months. Hats off to everyone involved.
“I am now concentrating on getting over to Spain and spinning some laps onboard the Yamaha R6. I am grateful for this opportunity and looking forward my debut season in Junior Superstock.”