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GP MUGELLO 2015

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.

SAM LOWES-1ST
“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”.!

GP JEREZ 2015

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.

 
SAM LOWES – 7th- 1’43.932 
“Today was not too bad cause overall we ended up in second position andin the afternoon session we were p7 in the hot. We tried many things with the bike, some good, some less good but it’s the first time we ride in really hot conditions, so we have to try cause we have many new things in the bike this year. We tried everything but used old tyres and even the feeling was not perfect if we look at the time is not bad so I’m quite confident and Ithink we can make a good step tomorrow. The important thing is to make a good qualifying in the hot temperature. The race is at twelve o’ clock so It will not be so hot, will be hot but not like in qualifying. We have to work hardin FP3, make a good job in qualifying and I am confident already for the race”. 

GP ARGENTINA 2015

THIRD PLACE FOR LOWES THE GRAND PRIX DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA

The third round of the season on the circuit of Termas in Rio Hondo has positively concluded for Sam Lowes and Team Speed Up. The British rider,who faced the race from the second row of the grid, makes a good start andgets the second place until three laps from the checkered flag, when letRins pass. Lowes closes in third position and scores 16 points that placehim in third place in the provisional standings of Moto2.

SAM LOWES – 3rd
“I’m happy with the result, in the end I decided to let Rins go cause itseemed to have more pace and I wanted to have a look on him and seewhat I could do, but he had more grip then me so It was just a matter oftime. I’m happy with my second Moto2 podium and I look forward to Jerez! ”

SECOND ROW FOR LOWES AT THE QP OF GRAND PRIX DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA

The qualifying practice of Moto2 have just concluded at Circuit of Termas deRio Hondo, in the afternoon temperatures has raised significantly and the asphalt touched 43C °, the track conditions have changed considerably andthe team did not manage to find the ideal setting for the SF15. Tomorrow inthe warm up technicians will do other tests to decide setting for the race, Sam Lowes will start from the second row of the grid in fourth place havingconcluded with a lap time of 1’43.253.

SAM LOWES – 4TH- 1’43.253
“I am happy as today the track was hot and we struggled more, I was very consistent but didn’t do the lap I need for the front row, but I am happy, and It’s the race that matters- Working hards as I know will be good”.

GOOD START OF THE GRAND PRIX DE LA REPUBLICA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA FOR LOWES AND TEAM SPEED UP

Positive the first day of free practice for Team Speed Up and Sam Lowes,after his first victory in Moto2 cc last weekend at Austin Grand Prix. TheBritish rider continues to prove that he had found a good feeling with his
SF15, the right style of riding in this category and to have a very consistentpace. Today the team has worked for the race, using the hard tire until thelast ten minutes of the second free practice session and has reached agood setup, tomorrow the technicians will focus the work on the front. InFP2 Lowes has improved by about a second the time of the FP1 andfinished in second position, stopping the chrono of his best lap time at1’43.306.

SAM LOWES -2nd – in 1’43.306
” I am very happy today cause we worked in a good calm way! We don’t have many of the race tyres so I only made 6 laps on good tyres today, so Iknow we have a lot to come tomorrow. I like this truck! thanks a lot to the
Team”.

GP AUSTIN 2015

LOWES WINS THE RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF AMERICAS

Superb race for Sam Lowes and Team Speed Up on Texan track of Austin, at the second round of the season. The British rider, who started from the second row of
the grid, in pain because of the bad crash of the FP3, won the first race of his career in Moto2 after 19 perfect laps and a great battle with the French Zarco,
overtaken six laps from the end.
 
SAM LOWES -1st
“It’s incredible that I won the race, the bike was ok, the first two or three laps I had some pain after the pain was completely gone. The race was difficult because we had some rain in the start, but after Zarco has a good pace, I followed him and in the end I pushed more and was enough to win, I am very very happy for the win, and thank you the Team that made a fantastic job!”

FRONT ROW FOR LOWES ON QP OF THE RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF AMERICAS

The rain expected for the second day of the Austin Grand Prix in Austin stayed away from the Texan circuit and allowed the Moto2 riders to take advantage of dry conditions in both FP3 and qualifying. Sam Lowes continued setting record-breaking laps and dominate the sessions despite the back pain consequence of the crash on Friday, unfortunately in qualifying was victim of another crash after his fast lap, but this did not prevent him to close in second place with a time of 2’09.942 and conquer the first row on the grid.
 
SAM LOWES – 2ND – in 2’09.942
“I am happy because the goal is always to start on the front row, and after the two big crashes yesterday it was difficult for me because I am in some pain. On the bike is not a big problem, so it is not an excuse but I didn’t feel the best, so I am really happy to start from the front row, The race should be good, I hope its dry, because it will be a nice battle with the guys, and we will see. For sure I have to stop crashing and learn a little bit. But I am happy with my pace and maybe I just need to calm down a bit. Tomorrow it is important to finish, and I hope to have a good race, have a nice battle and do the best I can. I want to thank the Team for the support and the working hard”.

SAM LOWES THE FASTEST AT AUSTIN ON FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE

Sam Lowes has concluded the first day of practice of Austin Grand Prix Austin in first position, and has dominated both sessions in wet and dry conditions. The British rider, confirms the good shape shown at the Grand Prix of Qatar, where he managed to grab the pole position He also suffered two nasty crashes in each session fortunately without serious consequences.
 
SAM LOWES -1st – in 2’10.563
“I feel okay, while it’s not good to crash, but for me last year on this track was not good for me, so I pushed a lot in the first dry session we had, as maybe tomorrow it will rain. I feel really good on the bike, I have a small injury to my foot but I think it will be okay! In the wet and the dry I feel good, and before today I thought this track would be a big problem for me, because last year was not good, but in the
first session I made 14 laps on the same tyre and I was fast, for this I am really happy!”

GP QATAR 2015

COMMERCIAL GRAND PRIX OF QATAR: LOWES MISSES THE PODIUM

Almost perfect weekend for Sam Lowes and Team Speed Up, after three days of record the best time of the circuit, the domain of practice and the pole position in
qualifying, the dream of the first podium in Moto2 fades due to a slip at the second lap. The balance despite the mistake is still positive: the feeling with the
bike is excellent, the tracks are, after a year of apprenticeship, known and the British rider feels strong and excited for the next appointment in Austin in two
weeks.

SAM LOWES – NOT FINISHED
“I’m really sorry about how the race finished cause for a stupid mistake I spoiled a wonderful weekend after having always been leader of all the practice sessions, I’m so sorry, I cannot wait to get back on track in Austin to forget this weekend”.

POLE POSITION AND NEW CIRCUIT BEST LAP FOR LOWES IN THE QUALIFYING PRACTICE OF THE GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

In the qualifying practice of the Grand Prix of Qatar Sam Lowes get the first pole position of his career in Moto2. The British rider at the second year in the World
Championship has had a consistent pace throughout the session and a great feeling with his SF15 and managed to score a new time record further increase
the time of FP3 stopping the chrono of his best lap in 1’59.423 and getting the first
position.

SAM LOWES – 1ST – in 1’59.423
“I am Very happy for the pole position because the team worked fantastic since the end of the last season, we have worked really good and they gave me a fantastic
bike and also I after the end of the last season know what I needed to improve and luckily I have worked good in winter. I am sorry for the small mistake with the crash but It was only because I went too slow with cold tyres, but I’s normal in
racing, I am really really happy because all week end I have been fast and I know that tomorrow I can fight definitely for my first podium and hopefully my first win in Moto2. Thank you very much everybody “

NEW CIRCUIT BEST LAP FOR LOWES, LEADER OF THE SECOND DAY OF FREE PRACTICE OF QATAR GRAND PRIX

The third free practice session of Qatar Grand Prix has just ended on the picturesque track of Losail, Sam Lowes has led the day after a battle royal with the
French rider Zarco. The combative British rider was able to further lower the new Circuit best lap that he scored in the first practice session of yesterday and today
ended with a new lap time record with 1’59.541 and a great first position.

SAM LOWES -1ST – in 1’59.541
“I am very happy with today because we worked for the race with really good results, we always used the hard tire to see what pace we could keep throughout the session, we also tried different settings for both the shock and the fork, tomorrow we will evaluate the data to find the best settings for the qualifying, I want to thank you the team for the excellent work. “

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