BSB » Alex Lowes parts ways with WFR Honda

The youngster has dominated the EVO class so far this year and regularly featured amongst the top riders overall.

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May 19, 2011 10:52 AM
Last Edited 1811 days ago

Nothing in the article to suggest it, but rumours are that he was offered a ridiculously long contract term that would have been crazy to sign.

This is a big fail for WFR in my view, because Alex has shown real talent and will go on to great success without them. Fortunately he's already shown enough class and speed to get other teams interested. I'm sure he'll be with a top team before long. Best of luck to him.

Green Monster

May 19, 2011 11:09 AM
Last Edited 1811 days ago

@Don-R, you are correct. It was a 2 year contract to the team (not so bad) but a 10 year personal management contract, which is what he refused. Alex did have a verbal contract with the team manager in December stating that he wanted a small salary and a winning bonus. Alex was told no contract was to be signed, until qualifying after Croft, if he refused to sign he wasn't going to be riding on Sunday. Alex then pursuaded the team to let him ride as they were already at the event.

Hope he gets a ride in time for Thruxton though.

onyourbike - Unregistered

May 19, 2011 11:15 AM

there is no rumour about it
he was offered a management contract by the team which was 10 years long, basically wanting to control his rights,sponsorship deals etc..., But who in there right mind would sign a 10 yr contract, no f8cking idiot would sign that in any professional sport. they arent even a professional sports management company
and cos he would sign that they said 'well sorry you cant ride for us then'

alex has be lucky as the 3 rounds he's had he's had a chance to prove how talented he really is,the lad will move onto bigger and better things.
just hope they realise what theyve done and dont do the same to gowland & leave him up sh8t creak!!!discracefull behaviour - Unregistered

May 19, 2011 11:16 AM

TAS Suzuki please step forward. They had a bike for Guy Martin at Brands, surely it can't be too difficult to supply it to Alex. Would be a real shame if he isn't on the grid at Thruxton and beyond.

Rob - Unregistered

May 19, 2011 11:18 AM

Hopefully someone steps up to give Alex a ride, no doubting his speed. I've just read on twitter that Stuart Easton has broken his leg at the NW200, as much as I hope it's not true, maybe Alex could jump on the Swan for a few rounds?

onyourbike - Unregistered

May 19, 2011 11:18 AM

sorry didnt mean he's been lucky, meant at least he had time to show what a class act he is

its a good thing now as he's outta there and will def get snappped up by a top team

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