Sam Lowes

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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United Kingdom


United Kingdom

United Kingdom
Date of birth
Place of birth
Lincoln, UK


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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