They had only two bikes in 2015, and were completely absent in 2016 after the JP Malaysia team of Efren Vazquez pulled out after the second race of the season.
Suter had better luck in 2017, persuading the Kiefer Racing and
Danny Eslick substituted for Efren Vazquez at Le Mans, and narrowly avoided being lapped.
Elias Plays the Spoiler
But perhaps the worst thing to happen to
Both teams would be fielding rookies: Ioda Racing had signed Efren Vazquez, and AGP had former Moto3 rider Remy Gardner, in his second year in Grand Prix racing, and newcomer Federico Fuligni.
Kent's teammate Efren Vazquez Vazquez had started the final lap in first but found himself down the order due to a mistake later in the
Third-place finisher Efren Vazquez wasn't far behind, beating three other racers who finished within a second of Kent.
The Moto2 race was a
, RSA, KTM
Moto3 Standings after Round 6
1 Kent, 124
2 Bastianini, 78
3 Fenati, 67
4 Oliveira, 66
5 Efren Vazquez, ESP, Honda, 60
6 Viñales, 55
7 Fabio Quartararo, FRA, Honda, 52
8 Bagnaia, 50
9 Brad Binder, 50
Quartararo, Navarro, Pecco Bagnaia, Romano Fenati fill the front rows, Danny Kent and Efren Vazquez bring up the rear. It was, said Kent, a 'terrible mistake', after dominating in free practice. It was an understandable
Kent also extends his championship lead to 31 points clear of team mate Efren Vazquez having already amassed an amazing 91 points so far this season.
The Briton was the only Honda rider on the
1 – Danny Kent GBR HONDA 66 points
2 – Efren Vazquez SPA HONDA 49 points
3 – Enea Bastianini ITA HONDA 40 points
4 – Fabio Quartararo FRA HONDA 39 points
5 – Isaac
3 Efren Vazquez ESP Honda, 41:40.939
4 Enea Bastianini ITA Honda
5 Brad Binder RSA KTM
6 John McPhee GBR Honda