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danny kent admits carrying knife

The 2015 Moto3 world champion, Danny Kent, has been handed a suspended prison sentence for carrying a knife during an altercation in a car park.

Kent, 25, pleaded guilty at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court to possessing the knife in a public place.

He admitted having the kitchen knife in West Street car park in Tetbury on 7 March, when he was involved in a scuffle with a 63-year-old man.

The sportsman received a four-month jail sentence suspended for 12 months.

He was ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

When Kent became world champion in 2015 he became Great Britain’s first Grand Prix solo motorcycle world champion since Barry Sheene in 1977, as well as the first British lightweight class champion since Dave Simmonds in 1969.

Following Kent’s conviction, the Bike Devil MV Agusta BSB race team has sacked the rider and is fielding Gino Rea as his replacement at this weekend’s Cadwell Park round.

 

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