MotoGP » Sam Lowes: Why I chose Moto2 over WSBK

"The bigger picture is MotoGP, so I had a look at what the best way was to get there" - Sam Lowes.

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October 29, 2013 10:43 AM

The only problem i have with this is the chassis he is going on, it is currently nowhere. I would have thought he could of had a chance with one of the better teams on the grid given he is WSS champ.

Having said that i wish him all the best for next year, going to be interesting if everything pans out and we have Marquez x 2 and Lowes x 2 on the GP grid .... surely that would be a first in GP history? 2 lot's of brothers and one set being twins :) (and no not forgot Scott but this story is about Sam) :)


October 29, 2013 11:30 AM

@ Cubikrube

Why you left out the Espargaro brothers? And both of them in the same class, unlike Lowes and Marquez brothers!

Agree with you on the chassis thing. Don't know if Speed Up will be better in Moto2 than MV Augusta in WSB.


October 29, 2013 11:42 AM


Another twist, is it better trying to be the top mv rider or the top speed up rider in moto2???

I'd say top speed up rider as he'd be likely to be picked up by another team with a better bike or if Ducati has a few injured riders he might fill in there either way a moto2 ride would provide more opportunities.


October 29, 2013 12:46 PM

I think Sam did the right thing. Truthfully, his options did not make this a difficult one. I was hoping that he would be on Reddings bike with that team looking to stick another top Brit in the line up. Anyway, I am hoping this works for him as it is definitely the right path but I am skeptical of the team and chassis he is on!!!

Sofouglu should have done well but a crappy team/bike can make a good rider look like know what!! and if you believe that Kenan could not cut it then Sam will not either because it seems to me that they are on the same level!! with Sam having little more luck this year... Remember.. Kenan crashed out of a dominant lead in Monza and they have almost similar win stats 5 for KS and 6 for SL.

Anyway, his success will hinge on the support and investment the team will put in for top equipment and upgrades/development.


October 29, 2013 1:47 PM

To get noticed first you have to be there. It's a no brainer especially at 23 years of age. If he signed for MV he'd be 25 by the time he's out of contract, the chances of getting a decent ride in MotoGP before he's 30 would be slim. Definitely the right choice.

Good luck Sam!

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