It was a tough home Grand Prix for Britain’s Sam Lowes who, despite his best efforts to push towards the podium battle, crossed the line in seventh place in his home Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The sun was shining on the 3.6 mile Grand Prix circuit this morning as Lowes made a good start to the 18 lap race, gaining a position to move into sixth place in the opening laps. Getting into a rhythm within a nine bike battle for the lead, Lowes slipped into seventh on the fourth lap.
Struggling with set-up all weekend, Lowes dropped to ninth and lost a couple of seconds towards the mid-point but determined to put on a show for the fans he fought back to close the gap and gain two positions in the closing stages, eventually crossing the line just 0.035 off sixth position.
“Today was disappointing if I’m honest” said Lowes. “I really wanted to put on a good show for the home fans and I thought we could push towards the podium but we’re at a real crossroads in terms of set-up and we’re struggling.”
“I had a good start and was strong towards the end of the race but in the middle was where it was tough, I felt if I’d pushed any harder, like I wanted to, I’d have crashed. We’ll move on from here and see what progress we can make. I like Misano so we’ll see what happens there.”
Lowes will be back in action at Misano for Round 13 of the Moto2 World Championship in two weeks’ time.
Source: Sam Lowes Official
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