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Assen Moto2: Lowes slips out of podium place

"I'm disappointed I couldn't finish with a good result, but now the confidence is high and I am looking forward to Germany!" - Sam Lowes.
Sam Lowes saw his best chance yet of a debut Moto2 podium slip away when he fell during Saturday's wet Dutch race at Assen.

The reigning World Supersport champion had rocketed from third on the grid to lead his first grand prix lap, then settled into second behind Simone Corsi.

However disaster struck when he lost control on lap 9 of 24 (pictured), then had a highside shortly after remounting, ending his race.

“I'm upset with the result because we didn't finish the race. It was a steep learning curve for me in the wet conditions, trying to understand the tyres, but the weekend is also positive because we have been faster in every session. I'm disappointed I couldn't finish with a good result, but now the confidence is high and I am looking forward to Germany!”

Corsi also crashed, with Lowes' fellow Speed Up rider Anthony West eventually winning the incident packed race.

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July 01, 2014 5:27 PM
Last Edited 841 days ago

biaggi: this guy has speaks a lot. sam is the demonstration of the low level of wss riders. he better came back in wss cuz he has no future in gp
Are you kidding? He's on a chassis that's not as developed as the Suter or Kalex yet has had solid results and great performances as a rookie aside from the crash. WSS is demanding but it is nowhere near as tough as Moto2 and for him to come in and perform immediately is brilliant. He's 11th in the championship....outperforming Nico Terol, Louis Rossi, Mattia Pasini, Jordi Torres, Alex DeAngelis, Xavier Simeon, Takaaki Nakagami and Sandro Cortese... There's a couple of World Champions in there and several Moto2 race winners and podium finishers. He's doing a great job.


July 02, 2014 9:52 AM

@ Biaggi... In that case then why not get rid of every rider who isn't Marquez, Rossi, Lorenzo etc and make them race all 3 classes?? If you knew anything about Motogp, you'd know it's not 100% down to the rider... If they don't have a competitive bike and a good team around them, chances are they aren't going to be super successful. Marquez, factory backing from Repsol since he was 16. Rossi, worked from the bottom but in GP he was given a 'Repsol' branded satellite bike and Doohan's crew chief...Jeremy Burgess.. Lorenzo, worked from the bottom but given a Factory 250 Aprillia and Yamaha M1. Iannone is one rider who I hope gets a full factory competitive bike soon, simply because he was always with Marquez in Moto2. Same for Vinales, I hope he gets factory backing. Lowes deserves it and is on an under developed bike in comparison to the Suter and Kalex, yet is proving his worth.

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