DIFFICULT RACE FOR LOWES AT HIS HOME GRAND PRIX
Wet race for the Moto2 class at Silverstone, after a weekend of dry practice sessions, Sam Lowes has scored an amazing pole in front of his home crowd, but unfortunately a crash inthe warm-up prevented him from further work on the set up of the bike and made the racemore complicated. Sam took a few laps to adjust to changing conditions of the track, andafter losing several positions in the first laps recovered up to sixth place.
SAM LOWES – 6th
“I’m very sorry for what happened today, I was really hoping I could win, because in the dry I had a good race pace and I felt strong, unfortunately the conditions have changed and on the wet we could not find a good set-up which allowed to fight for victory, I can’t wait to go to Misano and fight again for the podium “.
FANTASTIC POLE POSITION FOR LOWES AT HIS HOME GRAND PRIX
Thrilling qualifying practice for Sam Lowes and Team Speed Up at Silverstone, the Briton, while was improving his 5th position, at the twelfth lap forgets to return to the box to refuel, despite the messages of the technicians on the board in the pit lane, and his bike stops inthe middle of the track, He’s incredibly able to return to the box, fuel up, and rejoin thesession when the remaining time is just enough to make a couple of laps, on his penultimate Sam sets the new lap record for the circuit and a fantastic pole position at his home Grand Prix, the first Briton to score this result in Silverstone after Barry Sheene, who got it in ’77. Sam tomorrow will fight for the victory in front of his many fans.
SAM LOWES – 1ST – 2’06.345
“I messed up a little, I did too many laps, was quite funny, I also tried to get out of the fences, I tried to push the bike, I’m happy nobody found out…Then I rejoined the session, I thought that do a middle six would be possible so I was quite happy to get a 6,3. I got a lot of support this week end which I really appreciate, I tried all weekend, I pushed all sessions, we worked a lot on used tires especially this morning, I worked as hard as I could to get the best position for tomorrow morning and if is wet or dry I think I can be there. I feel good I’m really happy to get this pole position and confident for the race”.
GREAT START FOR LOWES AT HIS HOME GRAND PRIX
It ended the first day of free practice at the Silverstone circuit, the proverbial English rain has kept away and the riders took advantage of the good conditions during both sessions. Sam Lowes at his home Grand Prix in front of a large number of passionate fans recorded good lap times in both rounds of free practice and in FP2 finished in first position after having improved four-tenths the time of the morning, stopping the chrono of his best lap at 2’08.004. The goal of the Briton tomorrow is to further improve and get the pole position in front of his fans.
SAM LOWES -1ST – in 2’08.004
“Today has been a really good day, obviously is my home Grand Prix so is really nice to see all the fans here yesterday and also today, this gives me a good feeling. Immediately from the first lap I felt a lot better then what we did last year here, so this is really nice. All day I’ve made a lots of long runs, many fast laps, this morning I was close to first, this afternoon we was P1, we have to keep working, but already the pace is not so bad and I think we can improve more tomorrow, so I’m happy and looking forward to tomorrow, I think the team have done a great job, we still can find a little bit more but no big big changes. Hopefully tomorrow the weather is dry and the wind is a little less cause today is really strong and tomorrow we can go even more fast. I’m really happy to be here, and in a good position. Me and the Team are doing a good job so I’m excited for tomorrow”.
GREAT PERFORMANCE OF LOWES AT GRAND PRIX OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
The Grand Prix of the Czech Republic has finished positively for Sam Lowes and Team Speed Up after bad luck had marked yesterday’s qualifying. The British rider who started from fifth row on the grid in thirteenth position, makes a good start andimmediately starts the recovery, riding with the same time of the first for most of therace and, after several overtaking, crosses the checkered flag in fifth place, scoringeleven points, after a very positive performance. The next round of the World Championship will be in England, where Sam will race his home Grand Prix, ready to put on a show and get back on the podium.!
SAM LOWES -5th
“I’m happy how it went today, honestly if we had not had bad luck in qualifying we could fight with the first, but I’m happy because I made a good race, I was strong and I passed many riders. Today I felt good on the bike, the feeling was good and I managed to get a good result after a difficult weekend. I look forward to go to Silverstone to race at my home Grand Prix! ”
GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING CZECH REPUBLIKY: THIRTEENTH POSITION FOR LOWES
The qualifying practice of the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic has concluded complicated day for Sam Lowes and Team Speed Up. The Briton has struggled to find the feeling withhis SF15 despite the changes made by the technicians and concluded today with the thirteenth time after a technical failure put an end to his qualifying as he was fighting to geta good grid position. The technicians of Speed Up will use the warm up of tomorrow to test other solutions for the prototype of the Italian factory and to improve Sam’ feelings with the bike. The weather forecast for tomorrow says rain from the morning, a condition that can reshuffle the cards, favoring the Briton that will give his best to cross the finish linebetween the top riders.
SAM LOWES – 13rd – 2’02.855
“Obviously is not a good qualifying for us, we had a few small problems, to be honest I did four, five laps in the middle of the session and my first lap and I was quite good ,and then we came in for new tires, new front new rear and I think we would have done not so bad lap time, obviously not pole position but maybe not so far from these guys, so I think we would have been maybe second row and then I would have been quite happy. We had a small mechanical problem which is no mistake of anybody, just unlucky. In the end I was lucky because I managed to stay on the bike, we lost the session but we have tomorrow to improve the bike and the good thing is that qualifying means something but in the end means nothing. We need to make a good warm up trying to find nice solution with the bike and of course will be a though race but I need to do a good job and try to go forward andmake something in the race, we look forward to it and should do a good job”!
LOWES SEVENTH AT THE FP2 OF THE bwin GRAND PRIX OF CZECH REPUBLIKY
The MotoGP World Championship returns to Europe on the occasion of the eleventh round of the season at the Czech circuit of Brno. In the afternoon the temperatures reached 33 degrees and the asphalt 47. Sam Lowes has concluded with the seventh fastest time in 2’03,373, a crash closed in advance his second free practice session, just as he was improving his lap time, the day was still positive and tomorrow the goal is to improve the feeling with the SF15.!
SAM LOWES – 7°- IN 2’03.373
“Was not so bad to be honest, we struggled a lot in the afternoon, but when you see that many guys make just one or two fast laps at the end and I did my best lap in lap ten more like the race, I think is quite good. For tomorrow I feel quite positive,I feel good, this track is a little bit different to some tracks, maybe it takes a little bit longer in riding in a good way, but when you look at the laps and the consistency, I think tomorrow we can make a good step. I have a good feeling for the qualifying and for the race even more, because we are working in this direction”.
UNLUCKY RACE FOR LOWES ON THE AMERICAN TRACK
The Moto2 race of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, declared wet by the Race Direction, has just finished, favorable conditions for Sam Lowes. The English rider, who started from the third row of the grid in seventhplace, makes a good start and from the first lap gets the first position after afew laps passes in the sixth and when he was starting to close the gap withthe riders in front of him at four laps to the end, crashes and cannot finish his American race.
SAM LOWES – not finished
“I’m very upset for what happened today, I felt I could go to the podium,even after the warm-up I was confident, then the conditions changed, therace was declared wet, although during the race the track was totally dried, the bike was completely different than this morning, I had no grip and I hadchattering, which I didn’t have all weekend, I tried, and gave my bestalthougt I was not physically at my 100%. I want to leave this race behindand back strong at Brno “.
QP OF RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX: SEVENTH PLACE FOR LOWES
The qualifying practice of Moto2 has just ended at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sam Lowes not at the 100% of his shape because of tonsillitis that does not let him up, concluded with the seventh fastest time, in 1’37.038. The British rider had very positive feelings with his SF15, but towards the end of thesession, after the tire change was unable to improve his time because of a lack of grip, but the pace is consistent and tomorrow will battle to get to the podium.
SAM LOWES – 7nd – in 1’37.038
“At start of qualifying I felt really good then when we went for the final push andchanged for new tyre I had no grip and couldn’t improve my lap time. I’m not worried as our race pace is good and I know i can make a good job. Thanks to my Team, tomorrow will be a good day”.
LOWES SECOND ON THE FREE PRACTICE OF REDBULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX
The MotoGP World Championship comes back after the summer break on the tenth round of the season at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sam Lowes concludes the day with an excellent second place in the free practice session ofthe afternoon with a lap time of 1’37.295, having clearly improved the time recorded in the first session. Despite the fever and tonsillitis the Englishman has a good pace and a good feeling with the SF15.
SAM LOWES -2° -1’37.395
” I’am happy as we worked well in between the sessions, my pace is strong and consistent and could have been even better but I’m struggling for energy as I have fever and tonsillitis, but I feel good and think we can improve more tomorrow”.