Championship Leader Lowes Primed For Opening European Round At Jerez

After the first three flyaway races in Qatar, Argentina and Texas, the exciting fight for the 2016 Moto2 World Championship resumes this weekend at Jerez de la Frontera, home of the Grand Prix of Spain.

On the eve of the first European round of the season, the fight at the top of the ranking is fiercer than ever, with the 25-year-old Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 rider Sam Lowes leading the standings with 47 points, closely followed by Spaniard Alex Rins (46) and Frenchman Johann Zarco (45).

On a track where he already showed a serious speed during winter testing, the target for Lowes is to follow up the excellent start to the season, joining again the fight for victory and thus maintaining the championship lead.

“In Jerez all the riders made a lot of testing before the start of the season, so I expect another hard fought race weekend. During winter testing we’ve always had a good feeling with the bike at this track, so hopefully we can make a good race. I like the circuit a lot, although actually my results have been so and so in the last two years. Also, it’s always a pleasure to race at Jerez because there is always a big crowd and a great atmosphere. I can’t wait to get back on track, especially now that we are coming off from two good races and we are leading the championship”.

“In the first three races Lowes showed to be able to constantly fight for the top positions: despite the ride through penalty in Qatar, Sam did very well in all three races, picking up the maximum and leading the Championship ahead of this important round, although by only one point. There is a great feeling between the rider and the team and Kalex, Ohlins and all our partners are giving us the maximum support, so we know we have what it takes to fight at the top, even if the level of this Championship it is very high and winning is always very difficult. We arrive at a track that Sam likes a lot and on which we have already been very quick in winter testing, so we believe we can be competitive”.

Championship Leader Lowes Primed For Opening European Round At Jerez - Gresini Racing