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MotoGP Australia: Kent tops Moto3 pack

Britain’s Danny Kent topped the overall Moto3 timesheets today at Phillip Island’s MotoGP round with his time from the first session fast enough to fend off a challenge from native Jack Miller in the afternoon.

The Red Bull Huqvarna rider set his quickest time of 1’36.906 with his final run and then switched to a race setup in the second session, concentrating on pace using old tyres and was still fifth fastest.

"Today was another very productive day for us. We were the fastest in the morning and also in the combined timesheet. In the second session we did not put new tyres on, so I set my best time with tyres that had 19 laps in them and were already pretty worn,” said Kent.


“Still, we were very close to the top in the second session. For tomorrow we may make some small changes to the bike, but I was very happy with our performance today."

Scotland’s John McPhee had a whopping highside early in free practice two and didn’t set a time. His time from the opening session was good enough for 18th place.

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