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Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes was followed up his win in Austin by claiming third in Argentina, thanks to a new outlook…
A top three finish was the reward for Brit Sam Lowes in Argentina today after he heeded the advice of Manager Roger Burnett to focus on consistent top three finishes. The talented rider has long been revered for his speed and natural talent but criticised in equal measure for his hero to zero performance and attitude.
With a career first Moto2 victory under his leathers at Austin in Texas last week, the Speed Up rider’s hunger for a race win had not been quelled, but he managed to remain focused on seeing the chequered flag at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit today.
Sam held a strong second position for most of the race, but despite looking like he could have challenged for the race win at one point, tyre issues saw him slip back behind challenger Rins. However, the Derby lad remained level headed, pushing just enough to secure the final step on the podium and consolidating third position in the Moto2 standings.
“I’m happy with third place and that’s not something I’m used to saying! By nature, I always want to push for the win, but that hasn’t helped me in the past. My Manager, Roger, has been a great support this season and has helped me to stay focused and on track…literally! He told me that all I have to do in every race is make sure that I see the chequered flag because he knows, due to my pace, that if I finish I’ll be top three and consistency is what wins championships. With three world titles to his name as a Manager, he’s the man to know, so I’m learning everything I can from him and hoping to add a fourth to his tally – or maybe fifth judging by Danny Kent’s form in Moto3 this season!”
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