WSBK » Lowes unsure for '14 as MV Agusta rumours gather pace

Sam Lowes is considering his options for the 2014 season as rumours gather pace that Yakhnich Motorsport will bring MV Agusta into the World Superbike Championship next season.

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foz 101

September 03, 2013 10:35 AM

He mentioned a while ago that he was talking to teams in Moto2.

If Espargaro, Redding and Nakagaami are moving up to MotoGP, and Mika Kallio hasn't resigned with Marc VDS, yet there are some prime seats available in 2014.

If he can get near the front, and has the backing, I say go there. If it leads to a production racer for a few years in MotoGP that's the way to go. Even if it doesn't work out, he'll easy get a WSBK ride off the back of it.


September 03, 2013 2:52 PM

Is Tech 3 a good move? The Mistral 610 is more of a career breaker than the desmosedici (unless your name is Smith).
MV has the reputation of bouncing in and out without adequately supporting or funding their efforts so I can understand his reluctance to stay with Yakhnich if they go that route.
If he wins WSS he will surely have some decent offers from a number of WSB or Moto2 teams with a reasonable chance of winning the respective championship without having to jump on a dog.


September 04, 2013 9:52 AM

2 prime rides with Sito Pons as Rabat is off to Marc VDS, while Espargaro is off to MotoGP.

I think Marc VDS will hang onto Kallio now as he's finally remembered how to race and use him as a yard stick for Rabat.

As for MV Agusta bikes in WSBK, it's not a good idea to have an eager overly-confident new boy riding a new undeveloped bike. I could see Ravelli's Parkin Go team moving up from WSS with MV and bringing Chaz over to ride for them again but career-wise Lowes should be looking at Moto2.


September 05, 2013 12:34 PM

To be fair Bradley did a great job on Guy Coulons Hobby Bike at tech 3 , The Mistral is a decent way off the Kalex and Suters , people should pack in knocking him.But it would be a good shoe in to Moto GP .
I think he would do well with MarcVDS , but they are not connected like Herve Poncheral is .

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