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By Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Lowes: “I'm beginning to understand the RS-GP better”

British rookie feeling positive after Day 2 in Qatar

Sam Lowes (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) was feeling satisfied after the second day of action at the #QatarTest, putting in a 1:56.276 as his best lap as he continues to get to know his new MotoGP™ machine. The Brit completed 35 laps on Day 2 and lost a little track time after a crash, but escaped unscathed and ready to head into the third and final day of testing at Losail.

Increased understanding and pace on used tyres leave the rookie positive about the prospect of racing.

Sam Lowes, P20: “Today was another good day for us. We did not run into any trouble and we were able to further reduce the gap behind the central group of riders, which was our goal for the first race. I feel like I'm beginning to understand the RS-GP better. We did some tests and had some positive responses and others not so positive, but everything helps me to have a clearer idea of which direction to go and to convey my needs to the mechanics. I am particularly pleased with the work we did, especially because I was quite consistent on used tyres and that, more than the flying lap, leads to good results in the race.”