LOWES : A STEP FROM THE PODIUM ON MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE
The fifth round of the season has just ended for the Moto2 class on Le Mans circuit, a day with perfect weather conditions. Sam Lowes, who started from the second front row made a good start and maintained the second position, the British rider after three laps passes in fourth place where he finished the race at 0.3 from the third and 4 seconds from the first scoring thirteen points.
SAM LOWES -4°
“The Team has done a fantastic job this week end, It’s the third week end in a row without crashes, which is already better than the last season. In the race we wanted more I believed we should be on the podium but we struggled a little bit. We chose the soft tires and the pace in the first five, six laps was not enough, but it’s my decision so I made a mistake, then I pushed in and I has a similar pace with the guys but was only the same, and in the end the last two laps I pushed and tried to make the podium but was not possible. The Team did a good job all weekend, we are not really happy because we want to win, again we made a good step in a good way and the season is very long, we have 13 races to get the points back”.
SECOND PLACE FOR LOWES ON QUALIFYING PRACTICE OF MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE
Le qualifiche del Gran Premio di Francia si sono da poco concluse sullo storico circuito di Le Mans, davanti ad un folto numero di appassionati e sotto un cielo coperto che non prometteva nulla di buono, fortunatamente la pioggia ha graziato i piloti di Moto2 e le prove ufficiali si sono disputate in condizioni di asciutto. Il Team Speed Up ha testato diverse soluzioni di assetto per la SF15 e Sam Lowes si è sentito bene in sella, oggi ha conquistato la seconda posizione, fermando il crono del suo miglior tempo a 1’37.114.
SAM LOWES -2°- in 1’37.114
“E’ stata una buona qualifica perché tutto il fine settimana siamo stati vicini quindi non eravamo troppo preoccupati per la posizione perché ci siamo concentrati sulla moto cercando di trovare un feeling migliore. All’inizio delle qualifiche abbiamo provato delle modifiche alla forcella che non erano male e questo ci ha dato un po’ di informazioni, ma non era la direzione migliore, poi siamo tornati a soluzioni che già conosciamo con delle piccole variazioni e il risultato è stato positivo, mi sento bene sulla moto. Tutto il fine settimana siamo andati forte e spero domani di poter fare un buon warm up. In gara tutto può succedere, ma mi sento bene e sento di poter lottare per vincere, o almeno per il podio. E’ bello che su pista diversa siamo di nuovo davanti, vediamo domani. Grazie alla mia squadra che han fatto un lavoro fantastico dalla prima sessione ad oggi”.
FREE PRACTICE OF THE GRAND PRIX OF LE MANS: FIFTH TIME FOR LOWES
The free practice of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France has just ended at Le Mans circuit with very good condition, the temperature of 17C and 25C of the asphalt, Team Speed Up took advantage of both session to test different solutions of setup for the SF15, the day was profitable and Sam ended the second session in fifth position with a lap time of 1’37.968 at 0.343 from the first, the Spaniard Rabat.
SAM LOWES – 5th – in 1’37.968
“Today was really good, in the second session we were only 0.3 from the first time and we tried a lot on the bike. We made a big step from this morning, we did not find the perfect set it but I feel quite good and I think we can make a good step tomorrow. We were first for a lot in the middle of the session, I feel good, I feel like I can be there, I enjoyed this track, I have to suit my style a little bit and with one more step tomorrow I can fight with the guys and hopefully qualify the front row ready for a good race on Sunday”.
LOWES FOURTH ON GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA TIM
The Gran Premio d’Italia Tim has just ended at the historic circuit of Mugello, an event that drew a crowded number of enthusiastic spectators. The sixth round of the season and the home race for the Team Speed Up ended with the fourth position of Sam Lowes who started from pole position.Following a contact with Corsi on the first lap the Briton found himself inninth position, despite the excellent pace he stopped one step away from the podium, grabbing anyway thirteen important points.
SAM LOWES – 5th
“The weekend started very well and yesterday I had the pole position, also the warm up this morning went very well. I’m not happy with how the race went because after the pole I was expecting at least to stay on the podium,but after a contact with Corsi I lost many positions, I managed to pass other riders but the gap from the first was too big. This afternoon the temperatures were higher than in the practices and the set up of the bike was not perfect,but we will work hard in the next race to win “.
FANTASTIC POLE POSITION OF LOWES AND RECORD TIME AT GRAND PRIX MUGELLO
The qualifying practice of the Gran Premio d’Italia Tim, home race of Team Speed Up, ended in the best way at the Mugello circuit, thanks to the fantastic pole position of Sam Lowes. The Briton despite a crash early in the session returned quickly thanks to the great work of the technicians and at the twelfth lap marked the track record stopping the chrono at 1’51.514. Tomorrow will fight to get on the top step of the podium.
“It’s a great feeling to be on the pole position in Mugello because is the home race for the Team but also one fantastic track in the history of MotoGp.The Team worked really good, we had a small crash in the qualifying but was no problem. I am really happy with the lap time because is very fast, I am confident for the race, I made many many fast laps and i think I can do a good job.”
GREAT START OF THE GRAND PRIX MUGELLO FOR SAM LOWES AND TEAM SPEED UP
The sixth round of the season makes a stop at the historic circuit of Mugello,home race for Team Speed Up. Sam Lowes ended in first position the FP1of this morning with a lap time of 1’52.865. In the afternoon, the team has tested several new parts for the SF15, Sam has improved his pace and finished in third place using the same tires for the whole session with a gap from the first of 0.231 and a lap time 1’52.542.
SAM LOWES- 3°- in 1’52.542
“Today has been a very good day because I really enjoy this circuit and Ihave got a lot of motivation this weekend because is the home race of my Team. This morning was good, we were first, this afternoon I think we even did a better job, we were third position but we worked a lot on the bike, trying some new things, was good because we used old tyres. I have acgood feeling, I think we can improve more tomorrow, ok the other guys willimprove and they are fast, but we are fast too, hopefully we can have agood qualifying tomorrow, end front row and fight to win the race”.!
UNLUCKY RACE FOR LOWES AND TEAM SPEED UP ON THE GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPANA
The first European race of the season of the Moto2 class has just ended at Jerez de la Frontera. The day started in the best way: the heat of last days had spared the riders and the track conditions were ideal, the warm up had closed in a positive way for Sam Lowes, with a significant pace and a third position, and the feeling with the bike was good, but unfortunately a faulty tire frustrated the work of the entire weekend. Immediately after the start the British rider began to lose positions because of the lack of grip that made the bike really difficult to ride, despite the problem with the rear tyre Sam decided to complete the laps and finished the race in twentieth position. The next round of the season will be at Le Mans in two weeks and Sam Lowes and Team Speed Up are prepared and want to forget this this unlucky race.
SAM LOWES – 20th
“The Team worked mega all week end, we are consistent and fast now in all conditions, unfortunately we had no luck with the tyre, we had no grip at all, I am really upset cause I could have made a good race, I can’t wait to go to Le Mans”
QUALIFYING PRACTICE OF THE GRAND PRIX DE ESPANA bwin: SIXTH POSITION FOR LOWES
The qualifying practice of the Gran Premio bwin de Espana has just ended and, as expected, the event has drawn the attention of a high number offans, the nice weather for spectators attending however, has created many difficulties to the riders, the 32C of the air temperature and 49C of the ground have made the session very difficult. Sam Lowes riding his SF15 made 19 laps and finished in sixth position, tomorrow will start the race from the second row.
SAM LOWES- 6TH- 1’43.354
“I’m happy with the job as we tried many things to improve in hot conditions.We improved quite a lot, still we need more but I am happy with the work ofmy team. I’m excited for the race and can’t wait to see what will happen”!
FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE ON JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA CIRCUIT
The first day of free practice of the first European Grand Prix has just endedat the legendary circuit of Jerez de la Frontera. Sam Lowes finished in second position the FP1 with a time of 1’43.334. In FP2 the temperature has risen and the ground temperature reached 55C forcing the technicians to rethink the set up of the bike. The Team Speed Up has tried several solutions for SF15, and the British rider finished with the seventh place in1’43.932 and with second in the combined standings.