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Some interesting news I heard during the warm up broadcast - Yonny Hernandez will apparently NOT be returning to Pramac Ducati. The Pramac team have instead offered Danny Kent a 3 yr deal. They are also considering Johann Zarco.
Personally, while I think it was a mistake for Honda to bring Miller to GP straight from Moto3, I can't say I think the same for Kent. I think Kent can have an impact in GP, unlike Miller. However, I'm not sure he can do that with Pramac. If the factory Ducati guys can't podium consistently, then how can Pramac when they're getting last year's hand-me-downs? He'd be in the same boat as Miller, eking out a point here and there, but really just grid filler.
The quandary here is that there is an abundance of riders who can have an impact on a truly competitive bike, but there is a lack of truly competitive bikes. I'm sure it's every Moto3 rider's dream to be in GP, but with pretty much every good ride allocated in GP, maybe Kent should go to Moto2. Hopefully, he doesn't have Rabat's luck, who decided to wait for a better ride and has had some horrible luck this year.
TLDR; Damn, it's a tough decision to make for Kent after being offered a contract with Pramac Ducati.