WSS » Lowes ‘angry’ as title hopes ended

Sam Lowes is out of the 2012 World Supersport Championship running after an error at the Nurburgring officially ends his slim title hopes.

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Heapofturd - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 10:30 AM

The team should be apologising for not putting Sam on a proper bike. It just isn't fast enough!! Huge respect to Sam and pint size Cluzel for running with Superglue on it. Hopefully Sam will get a ride with a decent team for next year.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 11:44 AM

I am sorry but I have to laugh pretty hard at the first comment. PTR have the best bike on the grid. Its not PTR's fault they dont have the best rider this year. Sam Lowes is consistently the fastest over one lap, he just needs to work on his consistency/rhythm. With out Kenan, this year would have been determined by whom ever PTR wanted to win it.

Ottoman Empire - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 12:21 PM

Proper bike??? Please don't make me laugh.
If Kenan was on the Honda he would have still won the world championship.
Oh wait he did do it twice already on a Honda didn't he.
Trollers gotta troll
Haters gonna hate

dane - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 12:32 PM

what an utter pillock the first commenter is...the Honda is a perfect match for the Kawasaki. Sam Lowes has shown that he is too much the 1 lap wonder at times, he needs to sort his race pace out and be able to challenge for the duration of the race. How many times has it looked like Kenan would struggle, given his qualifying result, only for him to turn up the wick during the race and beat everyone!!
Im damn convinced if Kenan was on the PTR Honda he wouldve romped away with the title

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 2:42 PM

Nothing wrong with the PTR Team or the bike. Lowes has improved a lot this year compared with last year, but he needs to continue to improve if he is going to beat Kenan in WSS.

Boo - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 2:56 PM

Where now for Sam? Joining Alex in BSB...? Would be quite a potent combination!

But where for Kenan? Wouldn't mind seeing him back in WSBK for another shot, but not sure where he would fit in. He's a great WSS rider, but I imagine prospective employers elsewhere are probably a bit wary about what he can do on anything else...

He has nothing left to prove in WSS, he may as well take on a big new challenge!

Who Cares - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 3:50 PM

From what I heard in the WSS paddock, including from Kawasaki riders, it seems the only advantage of the Kawasakis is less tire wear, which is pivotal towards the end of races.

Remember Phillip Island, where Hondas could not even finish the race. PTR and Ten Kate have found ways to overcome this weakness of Hondas, but not quite, and we've seen several times this year Cluzel dicing with Sofuoglu almost all along the race, but unable to keep up with him in the last laps. Likewise, maybe Foret was having the upper hand on Lowes at the end of the "Ring race for the same reason, hence Sam's crash.

Apart from that, PTR's Hondas are extremely good, and Cluzel is really surprising me: he was prone to crashing in Moto2, with generally average qualifying and gritty races, but not that many good results under his belt except one superb win at Silverstone. And then in WSS he becomes a very good qualifier (5 pole positions to date) and a very consistent racer, although he is discovering several

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