Lowes to race at Silverstone WSS

Sam Lowes and GNS Racing has secured a wild-card entry for the forthcoming World Supersport Championship round to be held at Silverstone on August 1st.

Following a dominant performance at Knockhill last weekend, the 19-year-old from Lincoln currently leads the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship and will be looking for a good result when he takes on the series regulars aboard his Honda CBR600RR.

Lowes has experience of racing at World Championship level having ridden for the Italian Honda Team Echo CRS Grand Prix team for five World Supersport races last season and in 2008, he raced in the European Superstock 600 Championship for Team Azione Corse with a best result of sixth at Donington Park that year.

"This is fantastic news and a brilliant opportunity to test myself against the world's best Supersport racers," said Lowes. "The new Silverstone track is awesome and will suit my style so I'm hoping we can get a good result. I'm not making any predictions but will be giving it my best shot and see what happens. After all, whilst this is a nice distraction, I remain fully focused on winning the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship for my team and sponsors this year, as it's thanks to them that I'm in this great position."

"Sam's performances this year means a wild-card ride at Silverstone is fully deserved and we aim to make the most of the opportunity," added team owner Gary Stubbington. "We have some modifications to do to the bike in order to comply technically and run slightly different fuel and tyres but we're confident that Sam can get a great result.

"It's credit to the team, which is brand new this year, that we are able to race in a World Championship event so everyone can be justifiably proud of our achievements to date."

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July 08, 2010 7:34 PM

This kid is going to the top..!! He's got such a cool head on his shoulders, as far as i can see he's the complete package, fast, cool headed, good in front of the camera, he can set a bike up and above all he's consistent. I would really love him to get a great result in WSS but more importantly, win the BSS. If i had a BSB team i'd be sniffing around him for 2011 and beyond. His brother Alex is also worth a mention, he didn't get on with the MV in Euro Superstock but on the KTM in BSB Evo he was quick. If in doubt keep flat out..!!!

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