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Lowes: “I pushed all the way through”

Lowes: “I pushed all the way through”

Fresh off announcing his plans for 2016, Sam Lowes returns to the podium with third at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.

Just ahead of the Aragon GP it was announced that Sam Lowes would move to the Gresini team for another year in the Moto2™ World Championship before making the step up to MotoGP™ in 2017 as an official Aprilia rider. This hasn’t distracted from his duties with the Speed Up Racing team in 2015, able to claim fourth on Saturday in Qualifying despite a crash. This left him in prime position to battle with the leader’s in Sunday’s Moto2™ race, which was restarted as a 14 lap sprint due to a red flag. Lowes was solid in both starts and was within touching distance of the leaders during the opening laps.

In the restart, Jonas Folger (AGR Team) presented Lowes with some trouble early, but faded as the race went on and eventually ended two seconds back on the Brit. This third place is Lowes’ fourth podium of the year and his first since Assen. As just one of three Speed Up mounted riders on the grid, data for development can be difficult to gather and keeping up with the dominant Kalex frame is a mammoth task. Even with the odds stacked against them, Lowes and Speed Up have demonstrated that both have the ability to win races in 2015.

Sam Lowes: “I pushed all the way through, I thought we’d have the pace to stick with these guys right till the end but we didn’t quite have it. I’ve done a good job all weekend and we’re just missing a few bits. After some races with bad luck I’m happy to get there and I feel good.”

Moto2, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, RAC, Sam Lowes, Speed Up Racing

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