Sam Lowes achieved a career best result in today’s Moto2 race at Phillip Island, crossing the line in an impressive fifth place.
The Brit ran top ten times throughout the weekend and qualified on the third row in seventh place for Sunday’s race.
Making a strong start, Lowes latched on to the back of the leading five riders and comfortably ran in the top four for a large part of the race. Unfortunately his front tyre dropped off in the closing stages with the 24-year-old nearly losing the front on numerous occasions.
He eventually crossed the line in a respectable fifth place, his best ever result in Moto2, over six seconds head of Sandro Cortese in sixth.
“I’m really pleased with today’s result, we ran at the front and I felt really confident of getting on the podium but in the last three laps we struggled with the front tyre and nearly lost the front. Fifth is a mega result, my best in Moto2, and I’m really happy with how things have gone with the team in the last few races. Things are starting to look up so we should be able to finish the season on a high, hopefully on the podium!”
Lowes will be back in action for Round 17 of the Moto2 World Championship in Malaysia next weekend.
Source: Sam Lowes Official
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