News 6 Sep 2016

Points impressive for Lowes in British MotoGP debut

Tech3 Yamaha guest rider looking to build on 13th place result at San Marino.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Monster Tech3 Yamaha guest rider Alex Lowes raced to an impressive points scoring position on debut in the MotoGP category at the British Grand Prix last weekend.

Lowes, who was replacing the injured Bradley Smith, started 17th on the grid following the restart that was due to an incident involving his teammate Pol Espargaro.

The 25-year-old would move into 14th position in the opening laps, and following a battle with MotoGP regular Eugene Laverty in the closing stages of the race, he was able to conclude the Grand Prix in 13th.

“Overall I have to be pleased with how the weekend has ended and I really learnt a lot in my first MotoGP experience, which I thought was amazing,” Lowes explained.

“I finished 40 seconds back from the leader and 20 from Lorenzo in my first GP race, which is a positive, but the main objective was to reach the flag and I also claimed a few points.”

The British rider will now evaluate his MotoGP experience at Silverstone as he looks to build on his result at the San Marino Grand Prix this weekend.

“I feel that I could have ridden better, but maybe I am being a bit too negative on myself,” he added. “I have a few days to digest what has happened so that I can be stronger in San Marino.”

Bradley Smith is expected to make a return to racing at the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain on 25 September.