Bikes » EXCLUSIVE WSS: Sam Lowes - Q&A


“I have pretended to be [twin brother] Alex on many, many occasions. Alex has done Eurosport interviews for me, and I've done radio interviews for him!” – Sam Lowes.

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Dutchie - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 1:39 PM

Nice interview, had a few smiles reading it :)
Though Sam is forgetting it's not only Kenan he's got to be worried about. The flying dutchman will also be chasing him ....

WSBKer - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 8:54 PM

Why go to Moto2 as a fill in rider on a budget string undeveloped bike when you can win races and championships on arguably the best WSS bike on the planet?

Unless yamaha says they don't want him he should stick to the R6 like glue. The moment he drops that bike to go to Moto2 other riders will be lining up like crazy for that ride.

Will - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 9:46 PM

Going to moto2 without the possibility to land a ride on a satellite honda or yamaha a year after is not worth it. A ride on a CRT, ducati or off the shelf downgraded honda racer is a career killer or career slowdown for such a young rider. There were a lot of riders and team having the moto2 wet dream but Repsol deep pockets and preferential treatment by Dorna killed it. There's an article on motociclismo.es showing all the secret upgrades done to Marquez' bike.

Google "la moto de marc marquez al descubierto". You'll see how Repsol out spent every team by miles.

Efren Vasquez - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 10:05 PM

There were five riders in the team and there wasn't enough focus on each rider. We had five riders and only one data guy and that certainly wasn't what I needed to succeed. Now I've got two data guys just for me and they're working until 11 o'clock over the whole race weekend. So when you only had one guy working just a little bit for you something wasn't quite right.

It's difficult to fund the PTR team because they didn't have any major sponsors so you need some riders to maybe fund the better riders and that's how it works, but there were just too many riders.


THAT just says a lot about the PTR greed operation, and why Parkalgar people left...

Noel - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 10:52 PM

It's not a secret about PTR using funds from paid riders to back a lead rider but I didn't know they were using just 1 data guy for all. That's streching it a bit.

Johny Boy - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 12:41 AM

Not in cause the way Backmarcker funds the team, but the way he runs that same team...

Its just embarrasing for the british teams that this guys is just collecting donations, and not providing any real means to fight for the victories like he should.

Take yhe case of Sheridan Morais. The guy went to the PTR squad, and he is not receiving the attention from the team he should be having, nor the material....

What do think his next stop will be? Probably returning to South Africa, after an unsuccessfull season.

Thats Just cheating people, over money!

prof-x - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 6:01 PM

Sam would be better off following the Eugene Laverty career path, it seems hes already got a line in for the factory Yamaha R1 when it comes back to WSBK, if that is the case, cant get much better than that. The only thing holding back the R1 is the tires, but if Rossi is coming to play, who knows what Pirelli will do :)

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