CHIPPENHAM’S Danny Kent was left frustrated after crashing out of the Argentina Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Moto2 rider saw his race in the spa region of Termas de Río Hondo brought to an abrupt end to his day as he crashed on lap 15 from 15th place.

During a rain-affected qualifying session, the Kiefer Racing rider was able to land a 12th place position on the starting grid on Sunday.

However, a poor start cost the 23-year-old and he slipped down the pack and despite having the pace in his machine, was compromised by the slower bikes racing ahead of him.

Pushing to get ahead of the pack in front of him, which went all the way up to sixth place, Kent was forced to take risks and crashed in turn seven, but was able to walk away unscathed.

"The outcome of the weekend is very frustrating,” he said.

“My start (on Sunday) was not the best. But as soon as I got in my rhythm, I was able to be faster than the group ahead of me, which was up to sixth position.

“But I always was following the group down the order and could never set a pace that would have been fast enough to pass the guys in front of me.

“I really had to risk a lot to leave a few riders behind me at least.

“Finally, I crashed in turn seven, when the front folded without any warnings.

"This was actually even more disappointing because I had never had to endure such issues before.

“I could do absolutely nothing to prevent this stupid fall.”

Kent now heads to the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, in two weeks’ time, occupying 19th place in the World Championship standings on three points.

“This long trip to Argentina didn’t really pay off for us. But we must keep our head high and continue working hard in order to prepare for Austin,” he added.

“This race will hopefully turn the hand so we can show our true potential finally."