Danny Kent
Danny Kent

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Danny Kent

Buildbase Suzuki

Date of Birth
25/11/1993
Birthplace/Hometown
Tetbury
First Bennetts BSB Race
2018
Bennetts BSB Races
26
Bennetts BSB Podiums
1
Last Year
BSB (18th missed races due to injury)
Highest Championship Finish
18th

Biography

Danny Kent is best known for his Moto3 World Championship victory, celebrating in 2015 when he lifted the MotoGP support class crown. The feat meant that he became Great Britain's first Grand Prix solo motorcycle world champion since Barry Sheene in 1977.

Kent began his career in Minimoto before progressing into the Superteen class before he was selected for the Red Bull MotoGP Academy, competing in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, where he finished runner-up in 2010.

Kent then continued his career in both the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships the following seasons, before his championship victory in 2015, which saw him promoted to the Moto2 class.

He first made his debut in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in 2018 at Brands Hatch, competing in a handful of races.

Then in 2020 he competed in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship, finishing the season in sixth place in the overall standings.

Kent signed for the Buildbase Suzuki team last season and he remains in the official Suzuki superbike squad for 2022. He is now looking to build on the positives from an injury-curtailed 2021 season that saw him take his first Bennetts BSB podium at Thruxton, before a fractured and dislocated hip sustained at Donington Park cut short his year.