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”.