DANNY Kent is hoping for a better result in this weekend’s Malaysia Grand Prix after he crashed out in Australia with three laps to go.

Kent, who has made the step up from Moto3 to Moto2, was crowned world champion in the former last year but has failed to find his feet this season as he currently sits in 21st place in the standings.

The 22-year-old went into the race on the back of another frustrating weekend in Japan where he was unable to finish due to technical issues.

Phillip Island, Australia was the setting for last weekend’s GP as the Mmoto2 season begins to draw to a close.

It had started fairly well for the Chippenham racer as he finished second in the first qualification round.

In the afternoon session, he was then able to slash his lap time to 1min 35.789secs, which earned him a spot on the eighth row of the grid.

Dry conditions meant Kent was able to pick off the riders ahead of him as he worked his way up to fourth place.

But it was in the latter stages of the race that it would go pear shaped as Kent crashed with three laps left to go.

“It’s not the way we wanted to finish the race, we were in the points,” said Kent, who currently has 28 points this season.

“Even before that I started to feel chatter with the front end, which we didn’t have all weekend, but that is due to a lack of dry track time.

“Again, we leave with no points but we won’t give up and we’ll keep pushing at 100 per cent.

“The good thing is we fly immediately to Malaysia and hopefully we can have a good weekend.”

With only two races left to go, a disappointed Kent will now travel to the Sepang International Circuit for the Malaysian Grand Prix.