Sam Lowes

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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Rider Number

#22

United Kingdom

Representing

United Kingdom

Nation
United Kingdom
Bike
Aprilia
Points
Date of birth
14/Sep/1990
Place of birth
Lincoln, UK

Biography

The twin brother of Yamaha WorldSBK rider Alex, Sam joins the upper echelon of Grand Prix racing after three years in Moto2™. The 2013 WorldSSP champion has definitely had his ups and downs in Moto2™, with that lack of consistency the only thing keeping him back from challenging the likes of Johann Zarco and Alex Rins for championship honours. Lowes knew he was MotoGP™ bound in 2017 after signing a contract to that effect a few years earlier, so he managed to sneak in a few fact-finding rides on the RS-GP in 2016 just to get a feel for the big-time equation. His pre-season has been steady and, after a few spills on day one at Phillip Island, he steadied and made solid progress as he churned through a lot of new parts for the smallest factory on the MotoGP™ grid. He wants to be fighting in the points from the get-go.

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