Just as in MotoGP and Moto2 at Silverstone, the Moto3 race of the British Grand Prix was held under wet conditions.But the rain didn’t seem to affect Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent, who dominated 2015 Silverstone Moto3. Kent earned his sixth win of 2015 Moto3 by 8.492 seconds ahead of Drive M7 SIZ’s Jakub Kornfiel and 13.189 seconds ahead of Ongetta-Rivacold’s Niccolo Antonelli.
With his win – Kent’s eight of his Grand Prix career – he extends his lead to 224 points – 70 ahead of Gresini Racing Team’s Moto3’s Enea Bastianini, who crashed out on the final lap of 2015 Silverstone Moto3, and 98 ahead of Sky Racing Team VR46’s Romano Fenati.Starting from third on the grid behind pole man Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) and Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo), Kent quickly got into the battle for the lead, chasing down early leader Isaac Vinales (RBA Racing Team KTM).With 13 0f 17 laps completed, Vinales crashed out, giving Kent the lead before his home crowd. From there, he was unchallenged. Regardless of a huge moment late in the race when the rain got worse, Kent went on to win, becoming the first British rider to ever win at Silverstone in the lightweight class.Kornfeil battled from a starting position of 13th to second, earning his first-ever Moto3 podium. Antonelli finished third, earning his second Moto3 podium.Fourth went to Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Fabio Quartararo, the 16-year-old nearly 37 seconds behind Kent. MotoGP reports that The French rider Quartararo struggled with his helmet steaming up during the race, but managed to win an excellent battle with RW Racing’s Livio Loi (-51.755s) and Scotsman John McPhee (-53.726s) on the SAXOPRINT RTG Honda. Loi and McPhee once again demonstrated their prowess in the wet after finishing on the top two steps of the podium at Indianapolis.Juanfran Guevara earned his career best with seventh, the Mapfre Team Mahindra pilot finishing ahead of Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Husqvarna Factory Laglisse), who scored points for the first time in his career in only his third race.Rounding out the top 10 were Efren Vazquez (Leopard Racing) and Tatsuki Suzuki (CIP). British wildcards Luke Hedger (FPW Racing) and Taz Taylor (RS Racing) finished in 18th and 19th respectively.During 2015 Silverstone Moto3, a total of 16 riders fell, including pole man Jorge Navarro who crashed out of the race on the very first lap while in the lead, Francesco Bagnaia, Andrea Locatelli, Maria Herrera and Brad Binder.The series now breaks for two weeks ahead of the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends; Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Thom Beers, the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Thom’s astonishing resume as a Producer, Director, and actor, includes narrating many, many of the shows he’s created.
His fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows, and of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story behind his Jesse James show, ‘Monster Garage’, as well as the ‘Biker Build Off’ and ‘Zombie Choppers’ TV shows. Teejay’s chat with Thom gives us some amazing insight into other areas of Thom’s career, including ‘Deadliest Catch’ and others.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening. I for one, was fascinated; I hope you are too.